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Learn About MACRA Through On-Demand and Live Webinars

Dec. 14, 2016

The first two webinars are now available for members in the AGA Community library. Join discussion threads on both topics in the community as well.

AGA members brought their Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) questions to expert Peter Margolis, MD, AGAF, this week in the AGA Community forum following last week's Introduction to MACRA webinar with Hart Health Strategies' Robert Jasak, JD.

In the thread, Dr. Margolis addressed important tracking basics, including the improvement activities performance category, formerly Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA). “Clinicians must attest to completing up to four improvement activities for a minimum of 90 continuous days. For groups fewer than 15 participants or based in a rural or professional shortage area, clinicians must attest to completing up to two activities for a minimum of 90 days,” he explains.

If you have any Intro to MACRA questions, join the continuing AGA Community discussion.

Additional MACRA Webinars

Also, make sure to join our latest Ask the Expert discussion thread with Dr. Ziad Gellad, MD, MPH, who is answering questions following his webinar on PQRS and how participating in the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ (DHRP) will help you meet quality reporting requirements for 2016. For a recording of that webinar, visit here.

After you've finished watching Dr. Gellad's on-demand presentation, make sure to sign up for next week's webinar with Megan A. Adams, MD, JD, chair-elect of the AGA Quality Measures Committee. Her webinar, Preparing for MIPS, will provide guidance on how to prepare for participation in the MIPS program on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. ET. Register now.

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