MACRA: Understanding the Implications for Health IT

Thursday, July 14, 2016
12:00-1:30pm ET
1310 Longworth House Office Building

Mark your calendars and RSVP for a lunch briefing sponsored by the HIMSS Foundation Institute for e-Health Policy titled “MACRA: Understanding the Implications for Health IT.” We’d like to thank Congressman Diane Black (R-TN), a member of the Institute’s Capitol Hill Steering Committee, for hosting this event.

Moving our healthcare system away from volume-based payment to value-based policies has been a top priority in recent years. In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) which repealed the Medicare SGR methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule (PFS) and replaced it with a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and an incentive program for participation in certain alternative payment models (APMs).

Through MACRA, Congress set broad goals to improve care and health outcomes through a sustained focus on better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. MACRA also emphasized the foundational role of health IT in achieving these critical objectives for our nation.

Hear from our panel of leading healthcare experts on:

  • How health IT is driving new physician payment paradigms and the shift to value-based care
  • Key provisions of the MACRA Proposed Rule and how they fit into the current health IT landscape
  • How the Quality Payment Program (QPP), MIPS, and APMs will impact Medicare providers

Panelists Include:

  • Jeff Coughlin (Moderator) – Sr. Director, Federal and State Affairs, Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Fred D. Rachman, MD, CEO, Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services
  • Mariann Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project

Mark Segal, PhD, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, GE Healthcare IT