The 2015 MACRA legislation fundamentally changed the way in which providers are paid for their services. It also provides some relief from the “all or nothing” approach used by Meaningful Use.
This session, a review of the Final Rule published on Oct 14, 2016, conveys a practical approach to maximizing reimbursement under MIPS while reducing burden on clinical staff.
After this session, attendees will have a firm grasp of:
– the major components of the Quality Payment Program
– operational strategies for measure selection
– orthopedic-specific quality measures
About the Speaker:
Karen R. Clark is chief information officer for OrthoTennessee, where she has worked since 1998. In that role, she serves on national committees for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS.) A HIMSS Fellow and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, her current HIMSS committee is the HIT User Experience, which focuses on clinician experience with health information technology.
She has spoken at the AAOE, AAOS and OrthoForum conferences on both information security and the 2015 MACRA legislation, specifically on the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS.). She is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as well as the CIO/CMIO Council with the American Medical Group Association.
After graduating from American University with a degree in marketing in 1979, she joined Brooks Brothers in New York, where she was a buyer. She earned her MBA in finance from Fordham University in 1984. She moved to Knoxville in 1988 and joined Watson’s as director of planning and distribution when her husband, Brooks, was recruited from Sports Illustrated to Whittle Communications. They have two adult daughters, Isabel, and Olivia.