MANASQUAN NJ USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE -- DECEMBER 14, 2006: Physicians who report on quality measures will be eligible for a 1.5 percent incentive payment beginning in July 2007 thanks to legislation passed by Congress on December 9th.
Industry experts had predicted that CMS' physician voluntary reporting program (PVRP) would be tied to physician reimbursement in the near future.
"CMS' Voluntary Physician Reporting Program: Analyzing the Feedback and Preparing for 2007 Updates," a December 12, 2006 audio conference, will examine the voluntary reporting of quality measures by physician practices to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
For more information or to register, please visit, www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?cmspgh.
Your expert panel of speakers, Dr. Bruce Bagley, medical director of quality improvement with the American Academy of Family Physicians and Dr. Ronald Bangasser, a family practice physician with Beaver Medical Group, will provide an update on CMS' voluntary reporting program, the impact the program will have on physician practices in 2007 and how practices can get that extra reimbursement starting in July.
Participating in PVRP can have a daunting effect on office work flow. Each time CMS adds a measure to PVRP, Beaver Medical Group has to reconfigure its entire IT system. During a pre-conference interview, Dr. Bangasser describes the impact that sharing quality data with CMS has had on his organization, his predictions for the expansion of the reporting program, and his view of the recently legislated financial incentives CMS will award to participating physicians beginning in July 2007. Listen to pre-conference comments by Dr. Bangasser and Dr. Bagley describe his organization's willingness to support physicians as CMS expands its Physician Voluntary Reporting Program (PVRP), the role of electronic medical records in the CMS initiative, and predicts just how long this program will remain voluntary online at HealthSounds, the Healthcare Intelligence Network's podcast site.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
CEOs, CFOs, financial managers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, medical directors, quality improvement executives, managed care contracting executives, practice management executives, health plan executives, strategic planning directors, consultants and physician organization leaders.
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS:
You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to email@example.com no later than noon on January 6, 2007. We will attempt to answer your questions during the audio conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.
TEAM-WIDE TRAINING AT ITS BEST (AND MOST COST- AND TIME-EFFICIENT)
Gather your team around the table on January 9, 2007 for one low single-participant price. And photocopy for each of them as many copies of our printed materials as you need.
There is no limit on the number of participants from your office; the registration fee covers one dial-in. For discount pricing on additional phone lines, contact our customer service line at 888-446-3530.
Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided approximately one week before the program date via e-mail.
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