HIMSS17 in Orlando Florida

himss17orlando-2002017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
February 19–23, 2017
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL
Event Hashtag: #himss17

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

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RCM is all about MACRA this year. What is your plan for the CMS Quality Payment Program? Learn more in these keynotes and sessions.

Opening Keynote: CMS Quality Payment Program: Performance and Reporting Requirements
February 19, 2017 — 08:15AM EST – 09:15AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: 208C
Through the Quality Payment Program (QPP), CMS has tied improvement of quality outcomes to all Medicare reimbursement. Clinicians will be required to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) or a qualified Advanced Payment Model (APM) in order to avoid a significant negative payment adjustment on Medicare reimbursement. In this session, CMS will review the quality measures and performance thresholds that providers must meet in order to avoid a negative payment adjustment.

Closing Keynote: Medicare-Related Alternative Payment Models: An Update from CMS
February 19, 2017 — 03:15PM EST – 04:15PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: 207C
CMS will provide an update on the status and performance of existing Alternative Payment Models, such as the recently mandated Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), Bundled Payments for Care (BPC), NextGen ACOs, and the recently finalized Merit Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS).

CMS Quality Payment Program Overview
February 21, 2017 — 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: W230A
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will provide an overview of the Quality Payment Program. CMS subject matter experts will discuss topics such as participation options, how to pick your pace for participation for the transitional year in 2017, bonus payments and reporting periods, and alternative payment model opportunities. A segment of the session will be dedicated to attendee engagement and feedback regarding the program.

YourTurn: The Role of Risk Assessment in Value Based Purchasing
February 22, 2017 — 08:30AM EST – 09:30AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: W300
MACRA and other healthcare policy initiatives have moved the dialogue around value from the theoretical to the real. The concept of risk is becoming a key factor in most approaches to moving to a value-driven model. Risk however, means different things to different stakeholders. This discussion will focus on risk from both a clinical and financial perspective to understand how it will be measured and used to adjust for both clinical and cost outcomes in this new environment.

The Patient Financial Experience of the Future: An Update from the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Management Task Force
February 21, 2017 — 02:00PM EST – 02:45PM EST
Lobby C | HIMSS Spot
Provide an overview of the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Management Task Force’s vision for the Patient Financial Experience of the Future, promote focus group activities that will be happening later in the Conference to socialize this vision, share work products developed to date and issue a formal call for Case Studies.