How Medicare Part B providers are reimbursed is about to significantly change – and if you’re a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist or Certified Nurse Specialist - THIS INCLUDES YOU!!
At the end of 2017, you’ll need to report your quality data under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), or you could face significant reductions in your Medicare reimbursement. NPPs need to sit up and have a firm understanding of this new payment system to ensure their services are captured and reported correctly.
A significant number of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) providing outpatient Part B services will be reporting their data under MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Whether this complex new payment system works for or against you will depend on your ability to understand, capture and report your quality data. This is where healthcare attorney and MACRA expert, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, can help.
During her 60-minute online training session, she’ll walk you through exactly what you need to know, as an NPP, to avoid losing reimbursement that is rightfully yours. She’ll breakdown this complex reporting system into easy-to-understand bite-sized pieces, and then build it back up so you really understand what it means to you and your reimbursement.
Here are just a few of the key challenges that this 60-minute online training session will help you overcome:
- Pin down how MIPS Quality, IA, ACI, reporting categories can work for you
- Use “MIPS Math” to master how each reporting category is scored for NPPs
- Identify available bonuses NPPs can earn based on 2017 and 2018 submitted date
- Uncover special accommodations for PAs, NPs, CRNAs, CNSs to avoid pay cuts
- Calculate your total possible points for 2017 to better estimate your reimbursement
- Overcome Advance Care Information reporting difficulties that could cost you big
- And so much more…
Who should order: All specialties and all practices sizes. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists, Certified Nurse Specialist, or anyone else considered an NPP based on their state and scope of practice. Also, this session will be very valuable for Practice Managers/Administrators that will be reporting NPP data for individual clinicians or as a group.
You don’t have to sit back and let someone else take control of your reimbursements. You can take action today, and gain a stronger grasp on this complex reporting system to protect your livelihood.
Purchasers of this step-by-step, plain-English online training session will have a firm handle on what the MIPS transitional period REALLY means to NPPs, and where they can take action to improve the outcome. Don’t wait, order today.
AAPC: This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS. On Demand product requires successful completion of the post-test for continuing education units.
Meet Your Expert: Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS
Jennifer is the founder and a principal consultant of the Searfoss Consulting Group, LLC (SCG Health) since its founding in 2011 and is focused on quality improvement, revenue cycle management and strategic planning in this post-health reform world. Prior to taking on the role as entrepreneur, Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the Provider Communications & Advocacy unit. This enterprise asset reviewed and approved communications for the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid participating providers in the UnitedHealthcare network. She also solicited direct feedback on how to improve payer operations from the physician and hospital community, which resulted in higher provider satisfaction rates with the national insurance company during her tenure at UnitedHealthcare.
Before going behind the iron curtain, Jennifer served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). As the External Relations Liaison, Jennifer coordinated MGMA advocacy efforts with other specialties and medical organizations. She also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections. She began her work with MGMA in August of 2001.
Jennifer has had the pleasure of teaching at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she taught health care law, international diplomacy and women & politics and at George Washington University teaching health care policy. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland.
Jennifer is a Certified Medical Coding Specialist, Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor and Certified Practice Office Manager by the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists.
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