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24.7 percent payment cut on agenda for Mastering Medicare in 2014 seminar

Participants at next week’s fall Medicare seminar will learn about potential payment reductions, penalties and incentives applicable to physicians in 2014 and beyond. The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Mastering Medicare in 2014 seminar will provide details about the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), the sustainable growth rate formula’s 24.7 percent cut to physician payments, details about Medicare’s quality reporting programs, the new Health Insurance Marketplace and other hot topics.

Seats are filling fast, but there’s still time to register for the seminar in Madison on October 29, Brookfield on October 30 and Green Bay on October 31. The cost for this popular day-long seminar is $209; however, special pricing is available for two or more registrants from the same clinic. This year’s presenters are:

  • Mark Bennehoff, a consultant with SVA Healthcare Services, who will discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Initiative Programs for Eligible Professionals, including penalties and incentives for the Physician Quality Reporting System and the value-based modifier.
  • Jen Cohrs, the Society’s director of educational strategies, who will provide highlights of MPFS proposed rule, including updates on transitional care management and other chronic care coordination services, Medicare payment processing for incarcerated beneficiaries, ICD-10 compliance and implementation timelines and more.
  • Christine Obergfell, provider outreach and education representative for National Government Services (NGS), who will discuss comprehensive error rate testing, quality resource utilization reports, public reporting and the NGS Medicare website and web application.
  • Chris Rasch, the Society’s director of state and federal relations, who will share the latest news on the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace during a luncheon presentation.

The seminar will conclude with an ask-the-contractor question-and-answer session led by Ms. Obergfell.

Click here for details on this year’s seminar. To register, visit the Society’s Continuing Education Center today.

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