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Taking Control of MACRA: Earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Monday, April 09, 2018

Join the MSMS Foundation for its one-day conference on Taking Control of MACRA. The conference will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 9 am to 3:15 pm at MSMS Headquarters, in East Lansing. Earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ during this full day event.

Updated sessions will explore key changes in MACRA finalized by CMS for Performance Year 2018 and beyond. Current information on MIPS reporting and scoring, EHR requirements and raising the MIPS threshold. Important mainstays such as documentation and using qualified clinical data registry will also be on the agenda.

9:00 - 10:00 am -- Moving into APMs
Holly Standhardt, Senior Clinical Quality Consultant, Lake Superior Quality Innovation

10:00 - 11:00 am -- How Using Data Analytics can Impact Strategic Decision Making
Bruce Maki, Altarum Institute, M-CEITA Regulatory & Incentive Program Analyst, Center for Appropriate Care, Altarum

11:00 - 11:15 am -- Break

11:15 - 12:15 pm -- The Current Health IT Landscape
Dara Barrera, Manager, Practice Management & Health Information Technology

12:15 - 1:15 pm -- Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 pm -- Using Qualified Clinical Data Registry to Improve Patient Care
Lance Mueller, Manager, Healthcare Quality, American Medical Association

2:15 - 3:15 pm -- Documentation: The Need for Accurate, Specific and Complete Diagnosis
Laurie Latvis, Manager, Provider Consulting Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

You may access a full online course listing and registration by visiting

Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.