The Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (IA) Category is a component of the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). IAs are intended to recognize and reward physicians for activities they routinely engage in that improve the quality of their patient care. This webinar will provide an overview of the reporting requirements under IA MIPS Performance category, as well as how the IA’s scoring methodology will affect clinicians’ reimbursement opportunities under the new Quality Payment Program.
This activity is a mechanism to claim credit for attending the live webinar held on 12/14/16. Credit must be claimed by 1/14/17.
- General Member - Free
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - Free
- Non-Member - $25.00
To claim CME credit as a free MEMBER benefit, enter the code during checkout that was provided via email following the event. If you have misplaced the code and are an APA Member who attended the live event, please email MACRA@psych.org. If you are a NOT an APA Member, please proceed through the checkout process to pay the enrollment fee.
If you did not attend the live webinar, you should enroll in the archived version of the activity.
- Explain how the Improvement Activities performance category fits into MIPS
- Identify the objectives of and reporting requirements for the Improvement Activities category.
- Describe how the Improvement Activities category will be tabulated for purposes of determining MIPS performance
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: December 14, 2016
End Date: December 14, 2016
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Nevena Minor, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Payment Advocacy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Eileen Carlson, American Psychiatric Association, Director, Reimbursement Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Samantha Shugarman, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Quality Measures. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Nathan Tatro, American Psychiatric Association, Department of Practice Management and Delivery System Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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