Do You Know How Medicare Sees You: Understanding Medicare Data Collection and Reporting Practices

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Non-ISMS members: $75.00
ISMS members: Free

Course Description

Over the past several years Medicare quality payment reporting requirements have generated a lot of information about physician practice patterns. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has increasingly been using this information to adjust payments, provide “feedback reports” to physicians, and develop online tools that patients can use to compare physicians and facilities on basic performance measures.

This program, developed and presented by ISMS’ Health Policy Research and Member Advocacy Division, will help physicians understand how certain performance measure data is being used by CMS, and how the data could potentially help practices identify strengths and areas for possible improvement.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the reasons Medicare collects practice data.
  • Recognize different types of data reporting available from CMS.
  • Describe where to access data, including individual feedback reports and Physician Compare.
  • Describe how to interpret data reports and isolate potential areas for improvement.

Disclosures

All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.

Target Audience

ISMS members and their staff

CME information

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The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

Additional information

Estimated time for completion: 
45 minutes
Disclaimer: 

The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 Participation Credit
Course opens: 
06/07/2018
Course expires: 
06/07/2021
Cost:
$75.00
Rating: 
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Ken Ryan

ISMS Vice President

Member Advocacy

Lila Valinoti

ISMS Assistant Vice President

Health Policy and Education

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 Participation Credit

Price

Cost:
$75.00
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