WHA Webinar Focuses on CMS Episode Payment Models Final Rule

June 16, 2017

On July 20, WHA is offering a complimentary webinar focused on the final rule that was issued May 20 by CMS regarding Episode Payment Models (EPM). The webinar will provide an overview of key aspects of EPM, including the legal status of the EPM regulations and applicable effective dates.

Presenters Tim Kennedy, attorney from Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman P.C., a WHA gold-level corporate member, and Deirdre Baggot, PhD, principal for ECG Management Consultants, will provide descriptions of the three EPMs: (1) acute myocardial infarction (“AMI”) EPM; (2) coronary artery bypass graph (“CABG”) EPM; and (3) surgical hip and femur fracture treatment (“SHFFT”) EPM. They will also share the steps participant hospitals must follow before selecting EPM Collaborators; the health care entities and individuals which may serve as EPM Collaborators; the requirements for written sharing arrangements between participant hospitals and EPM Collaborators; calculating the amount of a reconciliation payment from Medicare to a participant hospital or the amount of a repayment obligation from a participant hospital to Medicare; and the applicable clinical measures for each of the three EPMs.

The webinar is scheduled Thursday, July 20 from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. There is no fee to participate in this webinar, however pre-registration is required. Registration is now open at www.cvent.com/d/z5q4dd. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org.Top of page (6/16/17)

This story originally appeared in the June 16, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter