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85% of Medicare payments will be linked to merit-based incentive payment systems (MIPS) and alternate payment models (APM) by the end of 2016. This workshop is designed to help you become successful using a bundled-payment model. Learn about changes as a result of the repeal of SGR, understand the difference between MIPS and APM, and identify resources available to providers.

When: 02/06/2016
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Midwestern University
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona  85308
United States
Presenter: Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
Contact: Janet Weigel

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 MACRA Workshop
Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems and
Alternative Payment Models

Saturday, February 6, 2016

8:00 am  to 12:00 pm

Midwestern University
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85308

AOMA Members - No charge

Non Members - $50.00




7:15 am to 8:00 am


8:00 am to 9:00 am

MACRA and an Introduction to MIPS and APMs

Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPH, Chief Medical Officer
San Francisco Regional Office, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Tony D. Rogers, MSPH, Principal, Health Management Associates

10:00 am to 10:15 am     Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Primary Care Payment Reforms & Strategies for Success
Brian Riveland, MD, Arizona Primary Care Physicians

11:15 am to 12:00 pm

The Network: No-cost HIE for Arizona Healthcare Providers
Melissa Kotrys, CEO, Arizona Health-e Connection

12:00 pm                           Adjourn



At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review the repeal of SGR and the changes to reimbursements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
  • Understand the difference between the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs)
  • Develop a plan to successfully navigate the new reimbursement systems 
  • Identify resources to implement the reimbursement strategy plan


The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association anticipates a total of 4.0 hours of AOA Category 1-B continuing medical education credits for this Workshop. Determination of credits is pending.