PYA to Provide Complimentary Educational Series on New Medicare Physician Value-Based Payments

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This fall, PYA’s four-part educational series will provide a straightforward, practical explanation of CMS’ physician value-based payment initiatives and will highlight what you need to do now to ensure success.

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Physician Value-Based Payments - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

The four-part series, Physician Value-Based Payments—What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, will highlight steps providers should take now to ensure success

Beginning January 1, 2015, a provider’s payments from Medicare may be increased, decreased, or remain neutral depending on the provider’s scores on quality, efficiency, and outcome measures. More importantly, these scores will impact providers’ reputations with patients, payers, and other providers. For these reasons, providers need to understand and take action to address the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) latest initiatives.

The four-part series, Physician Value-Based Payments—What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, will highlight steps providers should take now to ensure success.

Session 1 — The ABCs of Physician Value-Based Payments. Wednesday, October 8 at 12:00 noon EDT

This inaugural session will provide critical background and context regarding CMS' physician value-based purchasing initiatives, including what will happen, to whom, and at what time.

Session 2 — Field Guide to CMS’ Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR). Wednesday, October 22 at 12:00 noon EDT

This fall, all physician practices will have access to their QRURs, which show their group’s performance on key measures. This session will provide a deep dive into the details, explaining how CMS calculates scores and how these scores will be reported publicly.

Session 3 — Study Guide for the Value Modifier. Wednesday, November 5 at 12:00 noon EST

This session will examine how successful practices achieved the best scores and how your practice can emulate those strategies.

Session 4 — Providing and Billing Medicare for Chronic Care Management. Wednesday, December 3 at 12:00 noon EST

This final session will provide a “soup-to-nuts” explanation of new Medicare reimbursement for chronic care management, including scope of service and documentation requirements.

Each session is 45 minutes in length, and availability is limited. Registration is available on the PYA website here.

PYA assists physicians and health systems in meeting challenges by providing education for governing bodies, leadership teams, and medical staffs; facilitating dialogue in the board room; performing governance effectiveness reviews; and identifying, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives.

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For over three decades, Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA) has provided timely insight and strategic support, helping clients thrive in the midst of rapid change. PYA is ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nation’s twelfth largest privately held healthcare management consulting firm. For more information, visit

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