Understanding Changes in Medicare Reimbursement Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

Sunday, 9/30 – 9:30am – 10:50am


ACA, MACRA, and recent policy are rapidly accelerating the shift of healthcare payment from volume- to value-based reimbursement. This session will explore the waters of payment transformation through the use of data and essential strategies and technologies associated with alternative payment models (APMs) and the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to implement in your personal practice today that will prepare you for the changes coming your way with MACRA legislative mandated changes
  • Describe the role of effective data capture starting in 2017 to determine the value of services and healthcare reimbursement under population-based payment (PBP) models being applied in healthcare effective in 2019
  • Implement changes in improved data capture that aligns with MACRA essential documentation within the primary care group practice and among organizational leaders including coding staff

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the community-based primary care team, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Accreditation Information

The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For information about the accreditation of this activity, please email: contact@potomacme.org.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


Provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education.


This activity is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor.

Atlanta 2018

Program Faculty

Adele Allison
Director of Provider Innovation Strategies
DST Health Solutions, LLC
Birmingham, AL