MIPS for NPPs: Protect Your Reimbursement

Length: 60 minutes Expert: Jennifer Searfoss, Esq. CEU: 1

How Medicare Part B providers are reimbursed is about to significantly change – and if you’re a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist or Certified Nurse Specialist – THIS INCLUDES YOU!! 

You need to report your quality data under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), or you could face significant reductions in your Medicare reimbursement. NPPs need to sit up and have a firm understanding of this new payment system to ensure their services are captured and reported correctly.

A significant number of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) providing outpatient Part B services will be reporting their data under MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Whether this complex new payment system works for or against you will depend on your ability to understand, capture and report your quality data. This is where healthcare attorney and MACRA expert, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, can help.

During her 60-minute online training session, she’ll walk you through exactly what you need to know, as an NPP, to avoid losing reimbursement that is rightfully yours. She’ll breakdown this complex reporting system into easy-to-understand bite-sized pieces, and then build it back up so you really understand what it means to you and your reimbursement.

Here are just a few of the key challenges that this 60-minute online training session will help you overcome:

  • Pin down how MIPS Quality, IA, ACI, reporting categories can work for you
  • Use “MIPS Math” to master how each reporting category is scored for NPPs
  • Identify available bonuses NPPs can earn based on 2017 and 2018 submitted date
  • Uncover special accommodations for PAs, NPs, CRNAs, CNSs to avoid pay cuts
  • Calculate your total possible points for 2017 to better estimate your reimbursement
  • Overcome Advance Care Information reporting difficulties that could cost you big
  • And so much more…

Who should order: All specialties and all practices sizes. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists, Certified Nurse Specialist, or anyone else considered an NPP based on their state and scope of practice. Also, this session will be very valuable for Practice Managers/Administrators that will be reporting NPP data for individual clinicians or as a group.

You don’t have to sit back and let someone else take control of your reimbursements. You can take action today, and gain a stronger grasp on this complex reporting system to protect your livelihood.

Purchasers of this step-by-step, plain-English online training session will have a firm handle on what the MIPS transitional period REALLY means to NPPs, and where they can take action to improve the outcome. Don’t wait, order today.



Meet Your Expert

Jennifer Searfoss
Esq.Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

As the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for U.S. Foot and Ankle Specialists, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq. leads and manages the legal and compliance functions for the MidAtlantic group.

Jennifer has always been passionate about helping physicians improve their compliance. As the Founder and CEO of the Searfoss Consulting Group (SCG Health), she focused on improving providers quality measurements. Prior to taking on the role as entrepreneur, Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare where she reviewed and approved education programs for commercial and Medicare physicians.

Her background in legal and compliance began with the accomplished foundation of serving the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as the External Relations Liaison. In addition to coordinating MGMA advocacy, she also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections.

Jennifer has had the pleasure of teaching health care law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and health care policy at George Washington University. She received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland. She is a member in good standing of the Maryland bar since 2005. Jennifer, her husband and their two fuzzy children (a cat and a dog) reside in Northern Virginia.


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