2017-04-18 12:44:53 UTC

AGA Tools Help GIs Participate in MACRA

April 18, 2017

AGA offers opportunities (both in-person and on-demand) for GIs to learn about and discuss participation in MACRA.

AGA wants to help you thrive under MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015). While it seems overwhelming, there are steps that you can take to get ready. Using AGA tools can help you plan for implementation.

To Watch

AGA MACRA webinars will help you learn more about the CMS program, including practical tips for preparing yourself and your practice to succeed. The webinars can be viewed on the AGA Community (login required):

For a quick update on your three options for participating in MACRA, watch this brief video interview with Lawrence Kosinski, MD, AGAF.

To Read

To Attend

Making MACRA Work for Your Practice: The Shift to Value-Based Care: During Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), chairs Sarah E. Streett, MD, AGAF, and Peter S. Margolis, MD, AGAF, will lead a session during which participants will learn what they need to do to deliver high-quality, value-based care under MACRA. The session takes place on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. CT in room S104 in McCormick Place. 

Tales from the Front Lines: How GI Practices are Using Quality Measurement to Drive Improvement: Chairs Ziad F. Gellad, MD, MPH, AGAF, and Megan A. Adams, MD, JD, MSc, will lead a session during which participants will learn how to recognize and explain the use of quality measurement to drive improvement in gastroenterology, as well as how using quality measurement can help GIs qualify for MACRA. The session takes place on Tuesday, May 9, at 8 a.m. CT in room S102d in McCormick Place. 

To Discuss

Visit AGA Community to join the discussion and ask your questions about MACRA and quality measurement before DDW.

More on MACRA

QPP submission deadline quickly approaching

March 12, 2018

Act now: CMS offers two opportunities to avoid a payment penalty for the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

2017 MIPS Reporting Deadlines Approach in March

Feb. 16, 2018

CMS released a list of the top 10 things you need to do and know if you are an eligible clinician.

Attention Practices: Impacted by Major Weather Events in 2017?

Feb. 2, 2018

Medicare extends exceptions to additional MIPS-eligible clinicians affected by hurricanes and wildfires.