Preconference Spring 2018

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These workshops are held in conjunction with the NAACOS Spring 2018 Conference, April 25-26 at the Hilton Baltimore and run concurrently from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET on April 25. The workshops require separate registration, and you do not need to attend the full meeting in order to attend the workshops. Discounted rates are available for NAACOS members and partners. The pre-conference workshops are not included in the conference recordings. 

Deep Dive into MIPS and MACRA led by Allison Brennan and Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS
Panelists: TBD
 

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) included major changes to Medicare provider payment creating a new payment structure, the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This workshop will include a detailed overview of current QPP requirements and feature presentations from CMS officials, NAACOS staff and ACOs.

The session will include a deep-dive on both the Advanced APM and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) tracks of QPP and what ACOs need to do to be successful in this new payment structure. The workshop will also include presentations by ACOs who will share their strategies for success under MIPS and the QPP.

The workshop will cover:

  1. Overview of MACRA's QPP
  2. In depth presentation on Advanced APM track
  3. Deep dive presentation on MIPS for ACOs
  4. ACO strategies for success in the QPP
  5. Future of QPP and value-based payment in Medicare 

Maximizing Financial Operations led by Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care

Panelists: TBD 

Back by popular demand, this workshop covers the fundamentals of operating a successful ACO. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Strategies to Improve Quality and Engage Physicians
  • How to Establish and Manage a Chronic Care Management Program
  • Understanding and Managing Compliance will review ACO obligations for effective compliance and how to operationalize those obligations
  • Utilization Management Strategies will review strategies to more effectively utilize and monitor, HH, SNF, Hospice, ER, & other expenses  
  • Importance of HCC Risk Adjustments and Strategies to Optimize will add context to the afternoon’s presentation and draw distinctions between MA and ACOs 

Optimizing Physician Participation, Compensation and Productivity let by Alyssa Endres, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance

Panelists: TBD 

This workshop will review strategy and tactics to design physician compensation and incentives that work. Specifically, the workshop will cover: 

  • strategies to engage providers from the start (setting the expectation early)
  • specific tactics designed to compensate providers based on clinical performance which results in changed organizational culture that supports the transition to value-based payment
  • identifying and addressing physician burnout with clear tactics for leaders to influence change management in a positive way. 

Getting and Using Your Data

Panelists: TBD 

Take a deep dive into ACO data.   Learn from the experts how to access, understand, and maximize your ACO’s CMS data, and hear case studies from leading ACOs who have developed their own systems and strategies for collecting data and turning it into useful information that ensures ACO success.  Use their experience to transform your ACO. This workshop will address: 

  1. Getting and using your data such as:
    • Beneficiary Reports and Files
    • Quarterly Utilization and Trend Reports
    • Part A vs Part B spend
    • Public Use Files
    • HCC Data
    • Monthly Claim Files and CCLF
  2. Innovative strategies for collecting and using ACO data.