Audio Conference on
CMS' New Voluntary Physician Pay-for-Performance Program:
Identifying the Opportunities

Thursday, January 26, 2006
1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

MANASQUAN NJ USA January 3, 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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Please reference the following customer code when ordering: CMS1230H

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, James Fisher, 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 below.

You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. Its 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.

Program Materials:

Program materials, the call access number and PDF links for the presentation files will be provided approximately one week before the program date via e-mail.

Please Note:

Participation in the call is just $247 per site and allows access to ONE phone line for an unlimited number of listeners at the site. We offer attractive discounts for organizations calling in from more than one location. Call (888) 446-3530 for more information.

Mark your calendar now and take a moment to register either online at the program Web site: Or, call (888) 446-3530.

How The Audio Conference Works:

The conference lasts approximately 90 minutes with the last 30 minutes devoted to your questions.

No special equipment is needed; a toll-free number will be provided.

A week before the conference, you will receive instructions via e-mail on how to dial into the conference and links to download the speaker's presentations. So be sure to include your e-mail address.

Submit Your Questions:

You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to no later than noon on January 20, 2006. We will attempt to answer your questions during the audio conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.

Five Easy Ways To Register For:
CMS' New Voluntary Physician Pay-for-Performance Program:
Identifying the Opportunities

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  2. Fill out the registration form below and e-mail to:
  3. Call: (888) 446-3530
  4. Fax registration form to: (732) 292-3073
  5. Mail registration to: Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442,
    Wall, NJ 07719-1442

Please reference this customer code when registering: CMS1230H

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CMS' New Voluntary Physician Pay-for-Performance Program:
Identifying the Opportunities

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[ ] Yes! I need information on how CMS' call for voluntary reporting of quality measures by physician practices will impact physician organizations in 2006. Please register me for "CMS' New Voluntary Physician Pay-for-Performance Program: Identifying the Opportunities," today for $247.

PRICING: Register Today and Receive the Early Bird Discount

4 cost-effective registration options:

  1. [ ] $297 for the live audio conference, audio conference on CD-ROM, PLUS a printed transcript of the conference proceedings (CD-ROM and transcript is shipped approximately three weeks after the program.) ($347 after 1/20/06)

  2. [ ] $257 for the recorded audio conference and presentation materials on CD-ROM includes printed transcript, if you cannot participate in the live program. (Shipped approximately three weeks after the program.)

  3. [ ] $247 for the On-Demand service, which provides you the opportunity to listen in at your leisure via your computer and a web browser (includes the agenda and presentation materials -- available 1/30/06).

  4. [ ] $247 per dial-in telephone line per site to participate in the live program and receive the presentation materials. No limit in the number of participants per site.
    ($297 after 1/20/06)

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Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, notice is required at least seven business days prior to the audio conference. With proper notice, fees are refunded minus a $40 service fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received with less than seven days notice. The Healthcare Intelligence Network reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an audio conference due to unforeseen circumstances.