Master MACRA 2018 Changes and Avoid 5% Medicare Pay Cut

Length: 90 minutes Expert: Jeanne J. Chamberlin, MA, FACMPE CEU: 1.5

Last year, CMS cut you some slack on the results of the MACRA data you submitted. That’s all over in 2018. If you fail to participate or submit inaccurate data you’ll be hit with a 5% reduction in your Medicare reimbursement.

Most likely, you’ll be submitting your data under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). How you submit your data in 2018 may not be what you thought. Accordingly, it’s essential that you have these new guidelines, and Jeanne Chamberlin, MA, FACMPE will provide key tips during her 90-minute online training session.

Here are just a few of the step-by-step, practical MIPS reporting tactics you’ll receive during her training:

  • Report more accurate MIPS data by including the most recent 2018 program changes
  • Pin down reporting requirements to avoid a 5% Medicare pay cut
  • Identify which measures and activities are best for you to report
  • Determine if you qualify for MIPS reporting exemptions in 2018
  • Increase your chances of receiving a bonus from Medicare for your 2018 data
  • Decide whether to use the new optional facility-based scoring for hospital-based clinicians
  • Optimize your final data reporting for 2017 services
  • And so much more…

IMPORTANT: How you gather, calculate and submit your MIPS data can make or break your practice. Going forward, your MIPS scores will have a direct result on your revenue. They will be published publicly online for your patients to review, and Medicare will be encouraging seniors to use them to choose their providers. Bad data will equal less patients and less revenue.

Right now, MACRA just affects you if you see Medicare patients. However, you can bet that commercial payers are watching Medicare’s progress in this Pay for Value system. You can expect commercial payers will follow Medicare’s lead in the coming years – they usually do.

You can get the help you need to ensure you are reporting your data in the best light possible to ensure you receive the highest allowable reimbursement, and maintain your patient volume. Don’t wait, order this must-see online training session today.



Meet Your Expert

Jeanne J. Chamberlin
MA, FACMPEPractice Management Consultant, MSOC Health

Jeanne Chamberlin assists dozens of practices with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Over the past five years, she has worked with dozens of medical practices to assess and revise processes that will improve efficiency and maximize profit.

As practice administrator of a 10-physician multi-specialty practice, Jeanne first implemented processes to capture and report quality measures for the PQRS program in 2007. As a consultant with MSOC Health, she has assisted a wide variety of providers with implementing EHR systems, as well as utilizing these systems to achieve Meaningful Use and PQRS bonuses. Jeanne has presented on these topics at numerous conferences and seminars throughout North Carolina.

During her 30 years in the healthcare industry, Jeanne has worked in independent medical practices, health systems, state government, and software development. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Duke University and is a member of the leadership council of North Carolina Medical Group Managers and is Past-President of Triangle Medical Managers.


Like drinking through a fire hose. A great deal of information with lots of tripping points.
Robet Hurst
Nacogdoches Family Medicine, Director of Clinic Operations
Very helpful and helped me to understand the MIPS program for 2018. Speaker was very knowledgeable and not hard to listen to.
Stephanie Skinner
Central Illinois Kidney & Dialysis, Business Manager
Very informational. It was good.
Laura Valls
Salud Y Vida, Business Administrator