• Advisor Live® Webinar: Reviewing the CY2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rules
    November 15, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Wednesday | Nov. 15, 2017 | 3 p.m. ET

On November 2, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2018 rules on physician payment and quality: the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule with comment period. Join this live presentation to learn about the new payment and quality policies clinicians, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and advanced alternative payment models (APMs) will face under these final rules.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Physician Fee Schedule
    • Telehealth
    • Appropriate Use Criteria
    • Biosimilars
    • PQRS and the Value Modifier
    • Medicare Shared Savings Program
    • Patient Relationship Categories and Codes
  • Quality Payment Program
    • Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
      • Low-volume threshold
      • Virtual groups
      • Changes to the quality, cost, improvement activities and advancing care information performance categories
    • Advanced APM Bonus
      • Nominal risk standard
      • Medical home model standard
      • All-payer combination determination

This Advisor Live® presentation is open to the public.


  • Danielle Lloyd, M.P.H., Vice president, policy and advocacy and deputy director, DC office, Premier Inc.
  • Aisha Pittman, M.P.H., Senior director quality policy and analysis, Premier Inc.