Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
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Janie Rutherford 
Kansas Medical Society and KaMMCO Health Solutions 

Equipping Physicians for the Shift to Quality Payment Programs 

About the Program: In 2017 the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) replaces Meaningful Use, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the value-based modifier. MACRA will measure physician performance across a broad set of standards, assessing quality, cost, clinical practice improvement and advancing care information. Small provider groups or individual physicians may face difficulty in complying with MACRA’s reporting and technology requirements, and therefore incur significant penalties for poor performance. It is critical for physicians to embrace the technology and analytics solutions to help meet the MACRA requirements which can drive higher scores and incentive payments.

This presentation is designed to provide physicians with the knowledge to drive quality improvement and transform health care through the implementation of technology and utilization of MACRA-inspired reporting tools.


1. Describe physician-led efforts that utilize clinical data to improve patient care and thrive in new quality payment programs.

2. Identify the infrastructure to connect EHR systems, aggregate clinical data across the network and report critical quality data required to improve patient care.

3. Demonstrate the physician’s role in utilizing data analytics for clinical reporting.

4. Calculate how technology and analytics support physicians in achieving higher scores in the MIPS measurement areas, resulting in increased incentive payments and quality patient care.

Program presented by Laura McCrary, Ed.D, Senior Vice President KaMMCO Health Solutions and Executive Director, Kansas Health Information Network.