March 10, 2017

2017 ACR 2017 Quality Payment Workshop to Cover MIPS and APMs

The Merit-based Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), the two dominant payment tracts enabling radiologist participation in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP), will be the focal points of a QPP Workshop at ACR 2017 — The Crossroads of Radiology®, the third annual all-member meeting of the American College of Radiology.

Ezequiel Silva, III, MD, FACR, Chair of the ACR Commission on Economics, and Greg Nicola, MD, Chair of the of the ACR MACRA Committee, will lead the two-hour session with support from senior members of the ACR Economics, Quality & Safety and Government Relations staffs.

They will offer in-depth evaluations of MIPS and APMs. An emphasis will be placed on MIPS, with useful descriptions of the four MIPS performance categories and tools and methods required for success. They include participation in a Qualified Clinical Data Registry, the R-SCAN Initiative and other potential improvement activities that are specifically relevant to radiologists. Discussion will consider how radiologists will be impacted by MIPS in 2017, the "transition" year, and the expected future permutations in the subsequent years. The panel will also update attendees on rapidly evolving APMs.

The QPP workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 25, at ACR 2017 — The Crossroads of Radiology®.