Urogyn Practice Management Course: How to Make Your Practice Successful in 2017

    AUGS has developed an educational course to help members understand how to succeed within the new Quality Payment Program and to qualify for a bonus for the 2017 reporting year. Attend the course and learn more about the tools and resources AUGS has available to help you fulfill this new physician reimbursement model.

    Course Description

    Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program has been put into legislation and reforms the way Medicare reimburses health care providers. There are significant financial incentives and penalties for physicians and hospitals based on their quality of care that started January 1, 2017. This interactive session will prepare you to make key strategic, financial, and operational decisions regarding MACRA, plus provide tools and guidance to help you design a successful action plan in the future. Participants will have any opportunity to begin to assess their “readiness” for MIPS or an advanced APM and also spend some time considering the complex interplay between this payment system, ACOs, and health system finance.

    Course Information

    Date and Time
    Saturday, March 25, 2017
    11:00 am – 6:15 pm Central Time 

    Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
    150 East Houston Street
    San Antonio, Texas 78205 


    $150 Attend in person
    $250 Virtual (live streaming of the course)

    Click here to register.

    Please note that this course will be available on-demand after the live course (cost of $250). Attendees who attend the live course and streaming will be provided the on-demand course at no cost.

    Program Schedule

     Time  Session Topic  Speaker
    11:00 am - 11:15 am Welcome and Introductions  

    11:15 am - 12:45 pm

    Quality Payment Program – The Ins and the Outs

    • Two Highways - MIPS and APMS

    • Go at Your Own Pace

    • Alphabet MACRAroni 

    • Why should I care? What's in this for me?

    Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH
    Sarah Hamilton Boyles, MD, MPH                           
    Ryan Stratford, MD, MBA
    Blair Washington, MD, MHA
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch  

    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Tools to Use for MIPS in 2017: AQUIRE Demonstration and Orientation/Value Add

    • Overview of Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA or IA) and How AQUIRE Meets These Requirements

    • Case Study Panel - Here is how we are doing it/getting ready in my practice

    Michael K. Flynn, MD, MS

    Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH

    Sarah Hamilton Boyles, MD, MPH
    Ryan Stratford, MD, MBA

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    2018 and Beyond: What to Expect

    • Future of Quality Measurements: Challenges and Opportunities

    Sarah Hamilton Boyles, MD, MPH
    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break

    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    AUGS Alternative Payment Model

    • SUI Model Discussion and Feedback

    Jerry Lowder, MD, MSc
    Jonathan Shepherd, MD

    4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

     Coding Tips and Tricks

    Mitchell Schuster, MD

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

     Closing Remarks/Q&A/Wrap Up


    Hotel Reservation Information

    The attendee room rate is $189 per night plus taxes. Click here to make a reservation at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk.

    Hotel Address:
    150 East Houston Street
    San Antonio, Texas 78205
    Phone: 866-842-0100 

    The hotel cutoff date for reservations is Thursday, February 23, 2017.

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