CPC+ & MACRA Webinar TOMORROW + May 5 webinar on YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

Upcoming Learning Events

CPC+, MACRA, MIPS, & APMs: What to Expect from All These Acronyms?

Thursday, April 28th
1:00-2:00 pm ET


The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), signed into law last year, eliminates the failed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, but also fundamentally revamps how Medicare pays physicians. This presentation will offer insight on MACRA with a special focus on the new proposed rule expected to be released this month by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). What's in the proposed rule, and how can we respond to best support advanced primary care? The presentation will also address how MACRA intersects with the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model, announced by CMS earlier this month. 


Shari Erikson, MPH, serves as Vice President, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for the American College of Physicians (ACP). In this role, she advocates for ACP positions with federal agencies that have responsibility for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other federal health reform initiatives. She also directs and collaborates on the development of ACP policies and advocacy strategies in order to influence delivery system and payment reforms, such as Accountable Care Organizations and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), as well as health insurance-related issues. 

Laura Sessums, JD, MD, serves as Director, Division of Advanced Primary Care, at the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). At CMMI, she oversees the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) and CPC+ initiatives. Her professional activities have been in the areas of health care policy and advocacy, medical education, senior medical administrative leadership, and scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine.

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, President & CEO of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, is a seasoned health policy executive with nearly three decades of state, federal, international, and academic experience, including the development and implementation of innovative policies in public and private health care programs. 


Partnerships Between Clinicians and Community-Based Organizations to Improve Patient Outcomes

Thursday, May 5th
4:00-5:00 pm ET

Join us May 5 to learn about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) demonstration project to deliver the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to nearly 8,000 Medicare recipients and the partnership between the Y and AMA to support these efforts. This three-year project led to the March 23 announcement by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the successful demonstration project has been shown to produce significant cost savings for Medicare participants, marking a critical step for HHS to eventually expand the Diabetes Prevention Program under Medicare for those with prediabetes.

Matt Longjohn, MD, MPH, is the National Health Officer at the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). He oversees a team of approximately 30 content experts and technical advisors charged with developing evidence-based policies, programs and practices; and then to bringing these resources to national scale through the Y’s 900+ non-profit organizations, 2700 facilities, and 10,000 program sites. 

Omar Hasan, MBBS, MPH, MS, FACP is Vice President for Improving Health Outcomes at the American Medical Association where he is responsible for leading a transdisciplinary team in developing and implementing the AMA’s national strategy for improving health outcomes and curbing cost growth for a select group of high-impact medical conditions. 

About This Webinar Series:
Stay tuned! This is only the third webinar in a series hosted by the PCPCC SAN each month. Future topics will include how to improve patient and family-centered care; how to be an effective partner and build meaningful relationships; patient and family advisory councils; assessing patient experiences; collaborating with community partners; etc.

*This webinar is free-of-charge and is supported by Grant Number 1L1CMS-331478-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided in this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

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