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MACRA Training

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Become 2017 AAPC MACRA proficient in as little as 5 hours.

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Webinar

Prepare Yourself for the MACRA Proficiency Assessment

This course is designed to provide coders and other interested healthcare professionals with the knowledge required to apply their healthcare business skills in a manner that continues to support changing payment rules. The 2017 Guidance for APM and MIPS Proficiency includes detailed information in the reporting and scoring of clinical data as related to physicians’ payments under new payment tracks. Students will gain necessary insight leading to the ability to demonstrate their working knowledge and proficiency with MACRA.


This Course Includes
  • 60-minute Webinar - AAPC’s: MACRA Made Easy! Special Presentation for APM and MIPS Proficiency 2017 (Included for a Limited time only)
  • A handy MACRA Checklist tool
  • Flowcharts
  • MACRA Links and References
  • Code lists
  • 2017 AAPC MACRA APM and MIPs Textbook
  • 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficiency Assessment

Format:

This online course is self-led. It typically takes 5 hours to complete the study materials. The AAPC MACRA Proficiency Exam is a test exam that must be completed within 90 minutes. Average maximum time to complete this course is 6.5 hours.

Online Course Summary
Course CEUs 5.0
Webinar CEUs 2.0
Total CEUs 7.0
Bonus Webinar: MACRA Made Easy
(Included FREE with this training for a limited time!)
Member Price $179 (Save Over 48%)
Non Member Price $349
Upon enrolling, please allow 1-2 business days to access your course.
Please call 844-825-1679 for volume pricing

2017 AAPC MACRA Proficiency Assessment

MACRA proficiency pays!
A recent search on Indeed.com found that employers are paying $55,000 - $115,000 for employees with MACRA knowledge.

The challenge of coding, billing, compliance and auditing in the dynamic, complex environment of healthcare requires you to possess the highest level of professional insights. AAPC is committed to assisting our members to meet that responsibility.

The 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficiency Assessment assesses the proficiency and underlying knowledge of key concepts related to the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), enacted by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The Assessment is specific to 2017.

The Assessment covers essential QPP concepts from the viewpoint of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the reporting and scoring requirements of clinical data as related to physicians’ payments under the new payment tracks.

This is a 100-question, multiple-choice exam that must be completed within 90 minutes. A score of 70% or higher is required for passing. Two attempts are allowed. This is not a certification exam, it is a proficiency Assessment, however, AAPC recognizes the need of the hiring public to identify individuals who have a working knowledge of MACRA. Therefore, successful testers will be permitted to include the designation 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient with their certification/s on a signature line. For example: Jane Smith, CPC, 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient.

The 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient Assessment validates your up-to-date knowledge and abilities related to QPP Medicare payment tracks.

$349 Member Price $179
Upon enrolling, please allow 1-2 business days to access your course.
Please call 844-825-1679 for volume pricing

MACRA Training for 2017

Units are formatted as follows:
Reading and Study Assignments, Lessons Exercises, Unit Quizzes


This course includes:

  • MACRA Eligibility and Impact
  • Alternate Payment Models
  • Merit Based Incentive Payment System- Overview
  • Merit Based Incentive Payment System – Quality
  • Merit Based Incentive Payment System - Advancing Care Information
  • Merit Based Incentive Payment System - Improvement Activities
  • Calculating the Final Score Under MIPS
  • Calculating the Final Score Under MIPS APMs
  • Next Steps for MACRA Compliance in 2017

Upon completing these units, the student may sit for the 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficiency Assessment

Demonstrate your MACRA Proficiency

Tell employers you understand how the rules are changing with Fee For Service coding and payments when you pass your 2017 MACRA Proficiency Assessment.


The 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficiency Assessment assesses the proficiency and underlying knowledge of key concepts related to the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), enacted by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


The Assessment covers essential QPP concepts from the view point of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the reporting and scoring requirements of clinical data as related to physicians’ payments under the new payment tracks.

Format:

  • 100 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Must be completed within 90 minutes
  • Score of 70% or higher is required for passing
  • Two attempts are allowed

This is not a certification exam, it is a proficiency test, however, AAPC recognizes the need of the hiring public to identify individuals who have a working knowledge of MACRA. Therefore, successful testers will be permitted to include the designation 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient with their certification/s on a signature line. For example: Jane Smith, CPC, 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient.

Frequent Questions on MACRA Training and Assessment

  • Is MACRA here to stay?

    Because MACRA was passed with bipartisan support, many experts generally agree that the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will continue under President Trump.

  • Does a coder need to know anything new, right now in 2017?

    The 2017 "transition year" for performance reporting period began January 1, 2017. AAPC MACRA Training is condensed to provide insights that are pertinent to 2017. Knowledgeable coders can mean the difference between providers taking no payment reduction, or a -4% penalty on 2019 Part B payments.

    Coders are some of the most capable in clinical documentation review and improvement, which can help result in as much as a 22% increase in 2019 Part B Parts under MIPS. Proficiency in this course is geared to identifying the probabilistic bottom-line outcomes of decisions and actions made in 2017 to help coders understand where and how they can make a positive contribution to their employers.

  • Do you have to be a coder to benefit from this training?

    No, although some references will be more meaningful to coders, billers, and auditors than to administrators, physicians, and providers. If you are concerned with fair payments to healthcare professionals across the United States, this training is for you.

  • Is this training for healthcare industry beginners?

    The training and assessment is open to anyone; however, it is written at an advanced level that assumes the student has an intimate familiarity with the business of healthcare. The prerequisite is the 60-minute Webinar – 2017 AAPC’s: MACRA Made Easy! (Includes 2 CEUs).

  • Can I use this designation on my signature line with my credential?

    This is not a certification exam, it is a Proficiency Assessment; however, AAPC recognizes the need of the hiring public to identify individuals who have a working knowledge of MACRA. Therefore, successful testers will be permitted to include the designation 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient with their certification/s on a signature line. For example: Jane Smith, CPC, 2017 AAPC MACRA Proficient.

  • Will I be able to renew this annually?

    Yes. The assessment and/or training for 2018 will be available in the fall of 2017.

  • How long is the training, and do I need to be there in person?

    The training typically takes 5 hours but is self-led online. There is no schedule for the student to adhere to except their own. The exam is a test exam at 90 minutes and is also online.

  • Do hospitals need to know about MACRA?

    70% of physicians are now in hospital-owned practices. Hospitals that are concerned with Medicare Part B payments and practice costs should understand the implications of MACRA and consider it now if they have not already done so.

  • We work at a risk adjustment Medicare Advantage Plan –do we need this information?

    In 2017, MACRA primarily affects Part B clinicians. MA plans will need to understand the implications of MACRA changes.

  • Is this training required?

    No. The challenge of coding, billing, compliance, and auditing in the dynamic and complex environment of healthcare requires you to possess the highest level of professional proficiency. AAPC is committed to assisting our members to meet that responsibility.

  • What is involved with the AAPC MACRA Proficient Assessment?

    This is a 100-question, multiple-choice exam that must be completed within 90 minutes. Two attempts are allowed. A score of 70% or higher is required for passing any MACRA training and to receive the designation certificate.

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