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MACRA and the New Quality Payment Program: Most Frequently Asked Questions

On Oct. 14 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released detailed regulations for implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). With so many changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) track, we at Health Catalyst have heard many questions and comments. This is understandable, as the substantial 962-page proposal has grown to the 2,398-page final rule. Also, since nearly all providers will be subject to the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), understanding MACRA and its what it means for providers is imperative.

Wednesday, November 2
2-3:00 PM EST

Earlier this year, Bobbi Brown, Health Catalyst Vice President of Financial Engagement, gave us a better understanding of the MACRA proposal. With the help of Dorian DiNardo and Dr. Bryan Oshiro, Bobbi is back to share her insights into the MACRA final rule and its implications for providers in a highly engaging question and answer format. Bobbi and the team will share the most frequently asked questions they have received since the announcement and their answers to them.

Some of the questions covered will be:

  1. Do I need to report individually or as a group?
  2. How should physicians prepare for MACRA?
  3. How do I qualify for an APM?
  4. What should be the implementation plan?

We look forward to you joining us.

Dr. John Haughom, MD
Bobbi BrownVice President of Financial Engagement, Health Catalyst

Bobbi Brown joined Health Catalyst in July 2012 as Vice President of Financial Engagement. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare finance, Bobbi’s role at Health Catalyst is focused on working with clients to implement clinical projects with a financial return. 

Prior to coming to Catalyst, Bobbi was a team lead working on the installation of planning software at Ascension Health in St. Louis. She has also worked for Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health as Vice President of Financial Planning. At Intermountain Health Care, Bobbi provided financial support to the clinical programs as Assistant Vice President of Finance.

Dr. John Haughom, MD
Dorian DiNardoVice President, Health Catalyst

Dorian DiNardo joined Health Catalyst in July 2013. Prior to coming to HC, she worked for PeaceHealth as the Epic Data Conversions Manager. While at PH Dorian helped with Core Measures, Meaningful Use and Registry data (Diabetes, NHIN, NHSN to name a few). While at Health Catalyst, she has worked as a Technical Director, helping with US News World Reports and Solutions for Patient Safety collaborative, then as the Analytical Director for the Implementation and Product Development Team. In Dorian’s current role she has been focused around payer measures such as MSSP and commercial quality measures specifically tied to Product Development. Dorian has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oregon State University. She also has her PMP certification.

Dr. John Haughom, MD
Dr. Bryan Oshiro, MD.Strategic Advisor, Health Catalyst

Dr. Oshiro is currently an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA and was the clinical leader of the first quality improvement initiative at Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare, in the 1990s. Prior to joining the faculty of Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2005, Dr. Oshiro was on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, and served as the Medical Director for Women and Newborn Clinical Integration Services for Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Oshiro obtained his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University, where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Oshiro is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has participated in numerous multi-center trials and has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of quality improvement, perinatal infectious diseases and high-risk pregnancy conditions. Dr. Oshiro plans to continue his clinical research at Loma Linda University but will give up his clinical practice and leadership role as director of the Perinatal Institute at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.