CoP for Interoperability - MACRA, The Adventure Continues
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Topic: Resources Available to Support MACRA and the Quality Payment Program
Many of our Georgia Chapter of HIMSS members will be impacted by the MACRA legislation which is implemented through the Quality Payment Program (QPP. Those whose work is not directly related to preparing for MACRA understand that this is an industry changing effort and that we need to stay abreast of how CMS intends for the QPP to be implemented and the role that technology will play. From data collection for Quality Measures to utilization of EHR technology in support Advancing Care Information (ACI) through portal utilization, interoperability and care management, clinical providers will depend on HIT expertise and assistance. Utilization of technology can result in higher scores in the Improve Activities component, as well in the Quality and ACI components, thus making knowledgeable HIT support even more critical. Vendors and Consultants can bring greater value to their provider clients through education, understanding and application
To support your efforts, we will focus the June Community of Practice on the QPP resources available at the State and National Level. We will discuss the services provided through the recently awarded State contracts to assist Small, Underserved and Rural providers (SURS), as well as larger practices. Our session will include a review of the QPP website with a demonstration of the resources available and how to utilize these tools.
We welcome Phoebe Nelms, Program Manager with the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC), as a participant on this month’s webcast. GA-HITEC is a member of the QPP support team for Georgia, under the CMS-funded SURS program. Join us as we explore the resources available to all members of our Healthcare Community.
Mark your calendars for June 21st at 12:00 to join us for this informative and timely session. Mark your calendars for June 21st at 12:00 to join us for this informative and timely session.We have routinely scheduled CoP calls – Next one will be the 3rd Wednesday in August.
If you have additional topics you would like covered in upcoming CoP sessions, please submit your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to present on a topic during one of our sessions, please let us know as well. Although vendor product specific topics will not be accepted, if you are a vendor or consultant with expertise around a pertinent topic, please let us hear from you.