This year, America’s Physician Groups (APG) continues their webinar series with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for physicians and physician groups implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) through the Quality Payment Program (QPP), focusing onAlternative Payment Models (APMs). Through a co-branding agreement with CMS, the sessions will combine CMS expertise on the regulation’s content with APG’s members’ knowledge of how clinicians are responding on the ground to these important changes and care models.

APG designed the series to provide physicians and physician organizations the “how-to” for APM implementation. Each session will include Q&A time with the presenters. The webinars will be a valuable resource to help you successfully participate in APMs in 2018 and beyond. The next session in the series will focus on:

Title: MIPS APMs to Advanced APMs: How to Make the Valuable Transition

Date: April 30, 2018

Time: 9:00am -10:30am PT / 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET


Subject matter experts from CMS will review the MIPS APM model and requirements for qualifying to become an advanced APM. Additionally, CMS will answer specific audience questions on the final rule for 2018 and provide information and resources relevant to the transition from MIPS APM to advanced APMs.

APG will have its members cover key implementation steps for physicians and physician organizations in making the decision to transition. Members will offer their strategies behind how they made the transition for their organization and share any challenges/pitfalls and tips as well. Further, they will be able to answer audience questions about their specific presentations.


CMS Speakers:

  • Corey Henderson, DrPH, MPA, Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Division, CMS Innovation Center
  • Adam Conway, MPH, Alternative Payment Model Infrastructure Division, CMS Innovation Center

APG Speakers:

  • Dr. Sam Skootsky, Chief Medical Officer, UCLA Faculty Practice Group and Medical Group
  • Chantal Buchanan, Executive Director, Medicare and Medicaid ACOs, New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA)

For more information, please contact Dr. Amy Nguyen, or 213.239.5051.