Registration Open for Iowa SIM Learning Community!
You’ve saved the date, now it is time to save your seat at the State Innovation Models (SIM) Learning Community! The SIM Learning Community will be hosted on November 9th at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona, IA. This event will be a great opportunity to hear from healthcare leaders and stakeholders from across the state, as well get an update on the national aims of SIM and hear about the next steps envisioned for Iowa. In addition to learning sessions, attendees will also participate in active round-table discussions. These discussions will help solidify the information shared by speakers and provide participants the chance to share information back, looking at local practices, resources, and needed connections. Check out the content and speaker information below to get a quick glance at the information you can look forward to at the SIM event:
The Quality Payment Program Overview Fact Sheet
Quality Payment Program
On October 14, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rule with comment period implementing the Quality Payment Program that is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The Quality Payment Program improves Medicare by helping you focus on care quality and the one thing that matters most — making patients healthier. MACRA ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which threatened clinicians participating in Medicare with potential payment cliffs for 13 years. If you participate in Medicare, you are part of the dedicated team of clinicians who serve more than 55 million of the country’s most vulnerable Americans. The Quality Payment Program’s purpose is to provide new tools and resources to help you give your patients the best possible, highest-value care