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Preparing for the New MACRA, Medicare MIPS & APM Payment Updates

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  • On-Demand

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Release Date: 4/22/2016

Expiration Date: 5/1/2017

  • Participation - no CE credit: 0


In April 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that will dramatically change the face of the United States’ health care environment. The new law repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and establishes:

- The annual positive or flat fee updates for 10 years and institutes a two-track fee update beginning in 2019.
- The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that consolidates existing Medicare quality programs.
- A pathway for physicians to participate in an Alternative Payment Model (APM).

This 30 min complimentary on-demand webinar, presented by David Slotwiner, MD, FHRS and Robert Jasak, JD, provide an overview of the program as it is detailed in the law. (Note: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will release the proposed regulations establishing the program in spring 2016 and the final regulations in Fall 2016.)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the framework of MACRA
  • Explain the differences between the current programs and the MACRA program
  • Discuss MACRA’s implications for heart rhythm professionals

Target Audience

  • U.S. based cardiac electrophysiologists 
  • U.S. based cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellows 
  • U.S. based pediatric electrophysiologists 
  • U.S. based teaching hospital administrators and coders


David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS
Chair, Health Policy Committee

Robert Jasak, JD
Coverage and Payment Policy
Hart Health Strategies, Inc.