Expand Your Options Under MIPS: The What, Why and How of Virtual Groups

Pricing

ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $50.00

Course description

CMS' Quality Payment Program is marching toward its third year, and although it is likely to change and evolve over time, it is certainly not going away. Solo practitioners and practices with 10 or fewer clinicians have options for participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), but you need to plan ahead.

Virtual groups allow you to band together with other small practices to maximize your reporting options and possibly increase payment incentives under MIPS. Join ISMS staff as they take you through the whats, whys, whens and hows of forming a "Virtual Group" for your MIPS reporting in 2019.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe a virtual group;
  • Discuss why a practice might want to participate in a virtual group;
  • Describe the process of participation in a virtual group through CMS, and CMS' requirements for participation; and
  • Identify steps toward participation in virtual groups to begin taking immediately.

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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 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: 
  • 0.75 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 0.75 Participation Credit
Course opens: 
07/19/2018
Course expires: 
07/19/2021
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0

Ken Ryan
Vice President, Member Advocacy
Illinois State Medical Society

Lila Valinoti
Assistant Vice President, Health Policy & Education
Illinois State Medical Society

Available Credit

  • 0.75 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 0.75 Participation Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/19/2018
Course expires: 
07/19/2021

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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