MACRA Penalties Reprieve Makes Accountable Care Program Essential

TMA has some good news for physicians feeling apprehensive about future success under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) basically halted penalties for 2019, which means you still have time. If you're looking to make an informed, methodical shift to value-based care but don't know where to start, the 2017 Accountable Care Leadership Program is your one-stop solution.

Over the course of 10 months, participants will learn how to succeed as care is financed, organized, and delivered in new ways under MACRA. This in-depth program digs deep into risk-based payment initiatives, clinic-based balanced scorecards, the development of accountable care organizations (ACOs), and patient-centered medical homes. Strategies for effective negotiation, conflict management, and stakeholder reliance will also be addressed.

The 2017 leadership class will be limited to 30 participants, so submit your application as soon as possible. The deadline is Jan. 6.

Physicians who graduated from the program describe it as "eye opening," adding "population-based health management was such a confusing subject until this program," which also provided "the clearest information I've ever received on MACRA and MIPS."

Since 2012, ACOs across the nation have brought in more than $1.2 billion in Medicaid savings. Join the Accountable Care Leadership Program to learn how you can build on these savings and influence how value-based care affects your practice and your patients. 

Program participants will earn more than 95 hours of continuing medical education credit. For complete coursework details, requirements and participation fees, visit the TMA website. 

Action, Dec. 15, 2016

Last Updated On

September 26, 2018

Originally Published On

December 13, 2016