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2018 MIPS, APMs, QPP, and MACRA: What You Need to Know, What You Need to Work On

Mike E.C. Schmidt Director of Certification and Client Success


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How confident are you that you’ve caught every QPP change that applies to you in 2018? Join this TCI SuperCoder webinar to discover real-world strategies for succeeding at MIPS. In this session, expert speaker Mike E.C. Schmidt will break down the requirements, scoring, and payment adjustments in clear terms. Then he’ll guide you through time-saving tactics for maximizing points and avoiding payment penalties. This is the webinar you’ve been waiting for to teach you the best approach to navigating this payment-impacting program!

You’ll learn:

  • Why you want to report MIPS ACI for only 90 days
  • Benefits of implementing 2015 Edition CEHRT ASAP
  • How to decide between group and individual reporting, and how to deal with multiple TINs
  • How to earn MIPS composite score bonus points for small practices and complex patients
  • Essentials of MIPS Cost Total per Capita and MSBP measures
  • MIPS scoring, including the 15-point Performance Threshold and the 70-point Additional Performance Threshold
  • How to handle the $90,000 low-volume threshold and other exclusions
  • How to use MIPS Improvement Activities to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2020
  • Why choosing Advanced APMs may become more important in your future
  • Why integrating your EHR with your ACO’s quality data warehouse is a must, and why you should care about patient attribution
  • How to manage resources for MIPS planning, monitoring, reporting, and audit-preparedness
  • How to be ready for 2019, the first full-force year of MIPS with +/-7% payment adjustments
  • And more!

Session Snapshot:
Part 1 – 2018 MIPS Program

  • MIPS Performance Categories for Year 2 (2018)
  • MIPS Performance Threshold & Payment Adjustments
  • MIPS Scoring and Payment Adjustments
  • Final Score Bonus Points
  • Reporting Periods
  • Group vs. Individual Reporting

Part 2 – MIPS Quality

  • Changes to MIPS Quality Scoring
  • Claims-based quality reporting

Part 3 – MIPS Cost
Part 4 – MIPS Improvement Activities (IAs)

  • Improvement Activities

Part 5 – MIPS Advancing Care Information (ACI)

  • MIPS ACI CEHRT Requirements
  • MIPS ACI Registry Reporting Scoring
  • MIPS ACI Measure Sets
  • MIPS ACI Exceptions

Part 6 – Alternate Payment Models (APMs)

  • Understanding APMs terminology
  • Advanced APMs vs. MIPS APMs
  • MIPS APM Scoring
  • Multiple Final Scores
  • Electronic integration with APM Entity

Part 7 – Managing QPP Participation

  • Practice Infrastructure to Succeed with MIPS
  • Crossing the Transition Years’ Finish Line

Register now to ensure you’re up to speed on the QPP pointers you need to be successful!


What Is Included?
You'll get online access to the course content, including the pre-recorded video, webinar PDF, and CEU quiz, so you can access it all from anywhere!


We recommend this on-demand webinar for:

  • Practice administrators
  • Physicians
  • Billing managers
  • Any other practice team members who are responsible for or interested MIPS and APM performance for their practice.

Earn 1 AAPC CEU for CPC®, COC™, CPC-P®, CPCO™, CPPM® after you take the webinar quiz.


Speaker Bio:

Mike E.C. Schmidt
Director of Certification and Client Success

Mike leads the team within Eye Care Leaders focused on client success with MIPS, MACRA, QPP, and APMs, and the related ONC Health IT Certification program. He brings more than 30 years of experience from the medical device software and healthcare IT field, including general management, marketing, software management, and software development positions in the ophthalmology, oncology, and radiology fields, including at Carl Zeiss Meditec, Varian Associates, Siemens Medical Systems, and Pacsgear. Mike also owned and led SES, a turnkey software development company focusing on high-risk applications.

With the increased regulation, Mike has focused on MACRA, MIPS, Mus, and other EHR-related compliance concerns. He has spoken at national conferences including at the User Group Conferences for Management Plus and MD Office, additional Eye Care Leader members.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Washington at Seattle.

Note: The AAPC CEU is available to all live webinar attendees. CEUs for archived webinars are available only to SuperCoder subscribers.

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