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Home > Curriculum > MACRA, MIPS and APMs: What You Must Know

MACRA, MIPS and APMs: What You Must Know

Participation and compliance in 2017 and beyond

5 Reasons to Attend

  1. Your practice will be reimbursed in 2019 based on what you report in 2017
  2. Learn how your data and metrics will drive the new payment models in healthcare.
  3. Get the steps every provider office must take now to be ready and compliant.
  4. Avoid a negative payment adjustment with four options announced by CMS.
  5. Learn how to query providers as part of the team approach to reimbursement.

Providers are now required to select from a set of quality-based measurements. This class explains the new payment models and your team’s role in ensuring that measures are properly selected and reported.

Class Highlights:

  • This class will provide important physician reporting and reimbursement information relevant to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS), and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
  • Receive an overview of the latest requirements and deadlines, and learn how everything ties together.
  • Learn strategies to assess and evaluate current communication processes among coders, clinicians, and providers, and identify gaps that could affect your reimbursement.
  • Get tips on how to ensure alignment with LCDs and payer contracts.
  • Review the CMS Quality Strategy and Advancing Care Information categories (formerly Meaningful Use).
  • Learn the role of patient engagement and technology for reimbursement under MACRA.
  • Find out how the government will use this data and its purpose for creating improved health outcomes.

Who Should Attend

This class is relevant for medical office professionals, providers, office managers, consultants, and compliance officers.


This is an intermediate-level class. Content assumes knowledge of outpatient coding and reimbursement.

What to Bring

A manual that includes helpful resources and links will be provided for reference beyond the classroom. No other outside materials are required.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 3 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Program Schedule

There are no classes scheduled for this topic at this time. PMI offers a number of distance learning options. Browse Audio Downloads, Live Webinars and the Product Center.

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