News and Publications

News & Publications

News Details

Upcoming MIPS Webinars

May 02, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting 2 upcoming webinars to learn about the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)Don't forget: you can use the Spine Quality Outcomes Database to meet your MIPS reporting requirements! 

How to Select Measures and Maximize Quality Performance in MIPS 

CAPG is pleased to present a complimentary new webinar series for physicians and physician groups implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) through the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Through a co-branding agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the sessions will combine CMS expertise on the regulation’s content with CAPG members’ knowledge of how clinicians are responding on the ground to these important changes.

In this session, CMS’s Dr. David Nilasena will review MACRA’s requirement for quality reporting, reporting mechanisms, and scoring methodology, and will answer questions on the specific quality component of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). CAPG members Dr. Susan Merrill and Dr. Matt Poffenroth will describe how they’re selecting measures for optimal success, and will share the rationale behind their strategies and its implications for their organizations. Speakers are:

  • David S. Nilasena, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CMS Region 6 
  • Susan Merrill, PhD, MPH, Director, Ambulatory Quality and Patient Safety, John Muir Physician Network
  • Matt Poffenroth, MD, CEO and CMO, Signature Partners, Inova Health System


MIPS Group Reporting 101

During the webinar, CMS will provide an overview of group reporting under MIPS and highlight requirements for participation, including:

  • Individual vs. Group Reporting
  • Group Reporting Requirements
  • Performance Category Measures
  • Data Submission Mechanisms
  • Post-Data Submission
  • Participation Milestones