• You’re Invited: 
    MACRA Seminar


    MACRA: New Quality Payment Program
    and the Move to Value-Based Care
    Preparing Texas Physicians for the Road Ahead 


    Please join Dell Medical School, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) for a discussion about what the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and new Medicare Quality Payment Program mean for area physicians. The first performance period for the new program begins in 2017. 

    Date:                Saturday, January 7, 2017 

    Time:               9 am – 12 pm 

    Location:          Dell Medical School’s Health Learning Building (HLB) 1.111
                            1501 Red River Street 

    RSVP Today

    To reserve your spot, email tcms@tcms.com or call 512-206-1270. An admission fee of $20 provides funds necessary to host this session. 

    Parking for attendees is available in Lot 108, adjacent to the east side of the Health Learning Building and accessible from the Interstate 35 southbound access road. 

    Target Audience 
    All physicians and clinical/office staff. 

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this lecture and Q&A, participants should be able to:

    1. Discuss the context for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the national movement toward value-based care and alternative payment models (APMs);
    2. Describe the new Medicare Quality Payment Program, and distinguish between the two tracks physicians may choose to participate in the program – Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced APMs;
    3. Explain how physicians will qualify for the Advanced APM track under MACRA;
    4. Identify steps to prepare for MIPS reporting in 2017; and
    5. Summarize how APMs can support value-based care and the goal of the Dell Medical School to provide and promote person-centered care.

    Moderated by Steve Steffensen, MD, Chief of the Learning Health System, Dell Medical School 

    • National Context for MACRA and the New Quality Payment Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models
      Mark McClellan, MD, Senior Policy Advisor, Dell Medical School
    • How to Prepare for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
      Robert K. Cowan, MD, President, TCMS 
      Anas Daghestani, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Medical Home, Population Health, and Clinical Quality, Austin Regional Clinic
    • Working Together to Further Value-Based Care
      Elizabeth Teisberg, Executive Director and Professor, Dell Medical School  

    Continuing Medical Education
    2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Medical Association and Travis County Medical Society. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

    2.5 ETHICS This course has been designated for 2.5 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.