This activity is appropriate for physicians in all specialties. Content may also be valuable to practice managers, consultants, or other professionals with an interest in trending issues related to U.S. health care.
Goals and Objectives
This CMS presentation will include a high-level overview of the Quality Payment Program and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Year 3 (2019) and will include MIPS participation, eligibility, and quality requirements. Upon completion of the activity, learners should be better prepared to:
- Examine low-volume threshold and opt-in policy requirements to best determine MIPS eligibility.
- Identify MIPS performance category requirements, weights, and scoring methods to accurately calculate an individual or groups’ final score.
- Examine MIPS reporting options to best determine collection, submission, and submitter types.
CME Release Date: April 22, 2019
Valid for credit through: April 22, 2020
Course type: Video lecture
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 Southern Medical Association and Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material 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.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:
- Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
- View the educational video of the lecture.
- Study the educational references.
- Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
- Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.
Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from email@example.com within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.
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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.
Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Molly MacHarris leads the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) in the Center for Clinical Standards & Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The following individuals have stated that they have no relevant financial relationships occurring within the past 12 months to disclose.
Dianne B. Love, PhD
Waldon Garriss, III, MD, MACP
Jennifer Price, MA
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