Target Audience

This activity is of value to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and practice managers with an interest in managing the business side of healthcare.

Goals and Objectives

As the healthcare industry moves to value based reimbursement, providers and health systems are often caught in the crossfire of new regulations, new reimbursement models and the potential for government incentives or penalties. Thriving in this new environment requires an understanding of new regulations, knowledge of the available reimbursement models and the ability to access risk and reward associated with each opportunity. The goal of this activity is to present information on new types of reimbursement models, the infrastructure needed to make them successful and how they may impact current revenue and patient care. Concepts around the integration of value based care as part of a long term strategy will also be discussed, along with processes to ensure successful implementation. Upon completion of this activity, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Recognize available reimbursement models;
  • Access potential for opportunity;
  • Identify risk and develop strategy in response.

Course Information

CME Release Date: November 12, 2019
Valid for credit through: November 12, 2020
Course type: Video
Estimated time of completion: 1 Hour

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this CME Journal Article 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.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals

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

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. 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.
  • Login in below to access the article in order to study the educational content and references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from [email protected] 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.

The following individuals, unless otherwise notedhave no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Joni Wyatt 

With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Joni Wyatt, a senior healthcare advisor at Kassouf & Co. specializes in physician practice management, practice startups, physician contracting and compensation, health information systems, healthcare compliance, quality reporting and value-based reimbursement models.  Joni has been involved in several quality and value-based reimbursement initiatives in Alabama and was named a National Meaningful Use Vanguard for the State in 2012. She earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Master’s degree in Health Information Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000. She is certified as a Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).  Joni is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  She has been an active member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) since 2001 and earned Fellow status in 2014. She has been an officer on the Board for the Alabama Chapter of HIMSS since 2012.

Southern Medical Association Staff:
Randall Glick

Content Reviewers:
G. Waldon Garriss, MD, MS, MBA, MHA, FAAP, MACP
Steven Strode, MD, MEd, MPH


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