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Providing professional development and local networking opportunities to enhance medical practice management in the North Georgia area since 1985!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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QPP Updates for 2018

The Final Rule for the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), as well as recent legislation, includes policies intended to reduce administrative burden and encourage success for eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  Continued flexibility and higher eligibility thresholds support this effort.   Join us as we examine these and other program changes in the QPP, in preparation for your successful participation in 2018.


  • Provide details on the QPP Final Rule changes to include:
    • -Low Volume Thresholds and Eligibility
    • -New Cost Category and the redistribution of MIPS points
    • -Performance Thresholds
    • -Exceptions, Exclusions and Bonus Opportunities
    • -Virtual Groups
  • Discuss the impact of these changes
  • Review the QPP Checklist for 2018

Speaker:  Liz Hansen
GA Hi-Tech

Liz Hansen, HIT Specialist

Liz Hansen is an industry consultant, with over 30 years of experience in Information Technology within the ambulatory and acute Healthcare settings. A recognized expert in MACRA/MIPS, Meaningful Use and Practice Transformation, she serves as a MIPS and Meaningful Use Senior Advisor to the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC). Liz has assisted over 300 local practices in their successful efforts to achieve Meaningful Use and is currently providing Small, Underserved and Rural Support (SURS) for MIPS Eligible Clinicians throughout Georgia.  She holds certifications in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH CCE), MACRA (CMHP), Meaningful Use (CMUP) and HIPAA Compliance (CHSP, CHSP).

Liz served as the Director of the ONC Federal Grant for “Expanding Interoperability Within South Carolina and the Southeast,” and participated as a member of the Southeast Regional Collaboration for HIT/HIE (SERCH). She served on the Executive Board of the Georgia Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (GA-HIMSS) for five years, and seven years as a member of the GA-HIMSS Board of Directors. She has also served as a member of the national HIMSS MACRA panel, the HIMSS Meaningful Use Task Force, the HIMSS Chapter Leader Task Force, the Georgia HIE Task Force, the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) and the Georgia ICD-10 Collaborative. Liz is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert on the topics of MACRA, TCPI, PCMH, Meaningful Use, Interoperability, and HIPAA Cyber Security Requirements.

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