MACRA provides physicians who participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) with bonus payments. Incentives for participation in APMs are intended to move physicians away from pure fee-for-service based reimbursement to payment models that reimburse for value. Under CMS’ Quality Payment Program, which is implementing MACRA, APMs that meet criteria related to use of CEHRT, quality measures similar to MIPS, and financial risk, will be considered Advanced APMs.
- General Member - Free
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - Free
- Non-Member - $25.00
- Summarize how APMs fit into CMS’ Quality Payment Program, which is implementing MACRA
- Identify what elements constitute an Advanced APM
- Explain how a physician can be become a Qualifying APM participant
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: January 18, 2017
End Date: January 18, 2020
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 enduring 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
- Eileen Carlson, American Psychiatric Association, Director, Reimbursement Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Nevena Minor, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Payment Advocacy. 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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