Webinars Offered on Medicare OPPS Rule, Quality-based Programs

Posted on November 30, 2018

The MHA is partnering with DataGen to offer webinars that will assist members in understanding changes to the Medicare program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule in early November to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for 2019. A national webinar will be held Dec. 10 to review the key changes in the OPPS final rule and its impact analysis. In addition, Michigan-specific webinars will be offered in early 2019 to review the three Medicare quality-based programs and their impact on hospitals.

Hospital staff are encouraged to register and participate in each of these webinars, available free of charge and scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. EST on the following dates:

  • Dec. 10: This webinar will review the 2019 Medicare FFS OPPS final rule and the hospital-specific impact analyses that were distributed to hospitals Nov. 28. Online registration is required.
  • Jan. 30: This webinar will provide an overview of the Medicare FFS value-based purchasing program and the analyses that the MHA provided through DataGen following the quarterly release of updated data on Hospital Compare. Online registration is required.
  • Feb. 6: This webinar will provide an overview of the Medicare FFS readmissions reduction and hospital-acquired condition reduction programs, as well as the analyses the MHA provided through DataGen following the release of updated data on Hospital Compare. Online registration is required.

Consistent with past years, in January the MHA will distribute updated hospital-specific reports that summarize the estimated financial impact and hospital performance for the three Medicare quality-based programs. The reports will follow the release of final program factors by the CMS, which is expected to occur in the next few weeks, and will include comparisons to the program results for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.

Tags: webinar, DataGen, OPPS, CMS, final rule

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