Preconference Fall 2017

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These workshops are held in conjunction with the NAACOS Fall 2017 Conference, October 5-6 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. and run concurrently from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET on October 4. 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 co-chaired by Allison Brennan and Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS
Gary Albers, Imperium Health; Travis Broome, Aledade; Stacy Mays, UNC Health; Grace Terrell, Envision Genomics

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 staff and members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The session will also include a deep-dive on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and what ACOs need to do to be successful in this new payment structure. The workshop will include presentations by ACOs who will share their strategies for success under MIPS and the QPP. Finally, speakers will review proposed changes to the program for the 2018 performance year to help ACOs prepare for the future.

The workshop will cover five topic areas as follows:

  1. Overview of MACRA's QPP and presentation on Advanced APM track
  2. Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee presentation 
  3. Deep dive on MIPS
  4. Future of the QPP
  5. ACO panel discussion

Maximizing Data and Financial Operations led by Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care
Kim Busenbark, Wilems Resource Group; Randy Cook, AmpliPHY Physician Services; Nick Bartz, Aledade

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

  • Getting and Using Your Data provides a detailed review of the various CMS reports and how to use them effectively
  • 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 led by Alyssa Endres, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
Jennifer Reed, Baylor Scott & White Health; Keith Fernandez, Privia Health; Jeff Spight, Collaborative Health System

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

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