Practice Management: The MACRA Quality Payment Program Is Here to Stay. Are You Ready?

With 2017 now here, the first performance period for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program has begun. MACRA was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and is not likely to be repealed or altered by the new administration. Educate yourself now on if and how your practice will need to comply with the new Medicare program.

Visit and check out the MACRA Education and Events section. There, you will find a recording of ACOG’s webinar, “MACRA Quality Payment Program: What Ob-gyns Need to Know,” which gives a high-level overview of the Quality Payment Program’s rules and how to prepare your practice.

With the Pick Your Pace transition year, you can start participating in the Quality Payment Program throughout 2017 and avoid negative payment adjustments or even receive a small positive adjustment. 

The workshops will provide detailed explanations of the MACRA Quality Payment Program’s requirements. You will learn about the two different tracks that make up the Quality Payment Program–the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)–and each of their different rules. You will also hear about issues to consider now and in the future to ensure that your practice can successfully navigate these Medicare changes.

This workshop is designed for physicians. However, if accompanied by a physician, coding and practice managers may also attend.  The registration fee is $250/person. This activity has been approved for AMA category 1 credit. Space is limited – register today!

MACRA Quality Payment Program Workshops in Conjunction with Coding Workshops

March 9, 2017 1:00pm-4:30pm EST at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

March 23, 2017 1:00pm-4:30pm MT at the Albuquerque Marriott

April 20, 2017 1:00pm-4:30pm EST at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta

ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credits

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 Category 1 College Cognate Credits.  The College has reciprocity with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

Check back regularly on for new tools and updates. Send questions to You can also visit for more information on the MACRA Quality Payment Program, including measure specifications and a full list of improvement activities.  

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998