MACRA and VBP: Providers and Payers Come Together to Make it Work

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10–10:30 a.m. ET; 7–7:30 a.m. PT
Program 281
Stanley Nachimson and George Vancore
Kim Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer;
Wilbur Lo, MD, CDIP, CCA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer;
and Dennis Jones
Together on Talk Ten Tuesdays for the first time during the next edition of the weekly Internet broadcast will be healthcare IT expert and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Stanley Nachimson and George Vancore, director of IT integration for Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida.

Teamed up, they will explain the need for providers and payers to work in harmony to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and value-based purchasing (VBP) payment models as the healthcare industry transitions from the fee-for-service (FFS) payment model to arrangements through which providers are paid based on the quality and value of the service they provide to patients.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • CDI Report: Kimberly Carr, director of clinical documentation for HRS, will report on coding and documenting asthma, as May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

  • News Desk: Dennis Jones, the patient financial services administrator for Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y., will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays news desk, reporting on the latest ICD-10 headline news.

  • DocTalk:  Dr. Wilbur Lo, faculty for AHIMA World Congress and physician CDI consultant for Jzanus Consulting, will follow up on his previous Talk Ten Tuesdays appearance and provide insight on managing sepsis at the cellular level.

And returning to Talk Ten Tuesdays will be co-host Erica Remer, MD, president and founder of Erica Remer, MD, Incorporated.

All this and more will be coming your way on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET.

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