Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Are You MACRA Ready?

Speaker Lineup

October 21

The MACRA Primer: Preparing for the New Quality Payment Program
Two opportunities will be available to attend The MACRA Primer, an in-depth look at the legislation that results in a new framework for rewarding physicians for high performance starting January 1, 2017. This must-attend session (offered twice on Friday) will help you take ownership of your future in medicine by explaining 2 important payment tracks, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).


Robert S. Jasak, Esq.
Vice President, Coverage and Payment Policy
Hart Health Strategies

Robert Jasak is the vice president for coverage and payment policy with Hart Health Strategies Inc. Prior to joining Hart Health Strategies Inc., Mr. Jasak served as the deputy director for regulatory and quality affairs in the American College of Surgeons' Division of Advocacy and Health Policy. In his position, he led ACS efforts to analyze and influence federal regulations and help shape the value-based purchasing and quality programs being incorporated in federal reimbursement formulas. For several years, he also served as the senior regulatory advisor at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons where he worked on similar issues.

Prior to joining the ACS and AAOS, Mr. Jasak was a director with The Advisory Board Company, a membership-based, for-profit research firm serving America's leading hospitals and health systems. He has also worked in various positions in the federal government: He served as a policy and strategy analyst in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Affairs, with an emphasis on Medicare payment and budget issues. He has also provided services to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of the General Counsel.

October 22

MACRA Grand Rounds
Dig deep with MACRA Grand Rounds—Saturday will be your opportunity to learn how you can successfully comply and what resources are available to you.


Robert S. Jasak, Esq.
Vice President, Coverage and Payment Policy
Hart Health Strategies