Contact: Melanie Matthews
MANASQUAN NJ USA – January 18, 2006: The healthcare industry's call for quality healthcare is coming from all sides. Health plans, employers, consumers and even the federal government are leaning on healthcare providers to document the quality of the care they provide.
CMS' New Voluntary Physician Pay-for-Performance Program: Identifying the Opportunities, a January 26, 2006 audio conference, will examine the new call for voluntary reporting of quality measures by physician practices to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Starting in January, CMS is asking for even more reporting. With the advent of the new year, physicians can voluntarily self-report adherence to certain evidence-based quality measures to CMS. Under the first phase of the program, physicians will be able to submit data on 36 quality measures for Medicare beneficiaries. Physicians will not receive higher compensation for reporting the measures, and results will not be made public, but physicians will receive feedback from CMS about the level of their performance based on submitted data. CMS will also seek input from participating physicians on ways to improve the ease of reporting and usefulness of the quality measures.
During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Julie Baker, director, PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Robert Fortini, clinical operations manager, Community Care Physicians, will provide inside details on how this voluntary program will impact physician organizations in 2006.
You will get details on:
- Evaluating whether your practice should participate in CMS' voluntary program;
- Examining the opportunities that exist for physician practices under the voluntary PFP program;
- Preparing for participation in the program;
- Putting data collection efforts into place now; and
- Learning from the lessons of CMS' hospital voluntary reporting program.
Can't make the scheduled date and time of the conference? See the "On-Demand" or CD-ROM options described
You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel
expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.
Your registration fee covers one telephone line from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you
wish - there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.
Train your entire department for one low price!
Who Will Benefit?
CEOs, CFOs, financial managers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, medical directors, quality improvement executives, managed care contracting executives, practice management executives, health plan executives, strategic planning directors, consultants and physician organization leaders.