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Part 2: Paying for Quality: What is the Impact on Health Equity?
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Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 2pm ET
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Distinguish between the concepts of improving overall quality and eliminating health disparities in underserved populations;
- Identify provisions of the MACRA regulations that will advance health equity; and
- Discuss missed opportunities that future research and policymaking may address.
Despite recent gains in overall quality of health outcomes, health disparities continue to persist. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on social and physical determinants of health. Government policy plays a critical role in shaping healthcare systems and delivery to advance health equity. The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law on April 16, 2015 and changes Medicare reimbursement from paying for volume to paying for value. It is critical to evaluate the potential impact of this ‘quality payment program’ on health disparities. This webinar will apply a health equity lens to the MACRA final rule and will discuss changes made from the proposed rule and missed opportunities to advance health equity.
The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Currently, CE credit and Certificates of Participation will be offered for the course Increasing Access for Underserved Populations Using Telemedicine. CME certificate will be available for printing immediately after scoring 80% or higher on the course evaluation.
This course should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Megan Douglas, JD
Megan Douglas is a licensed attorney and health policy researcher. Megan received her law degree from Georgia State University (GSU) College of Law with a focus on health care law and policy. She was a joint fellow with the SHLI health policy leadership fellowship program and the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) program at GSU. Megan is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy in the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). She studies HIT and other health care policies and their impact on underserved communities and the advancement of health equity. These research findings are used to inform policy stakeholders, including community members, practicing physicians and policymakers and to develop evidence-based policies. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at MSM. She teaches residents, medical students and public health students about the policymaking process and how to leverage their knowledge and experience to advocate for the underserved and inform policy.
Dr. Jeffeory H. White, MD, FAAP
Dr. White is a pediatrician in northwest Georgia. He is a board member of the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) and the chair of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Medical Home Taskforce. He currently owns and operates three full-service clinics in Dalton, Chatsworth, and Calhoun, as well as an urgent care center and a well-child clinic in Dalton. All of White’s Pediatrics’ locations are recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Dr. White has a passion for integrating technology and medicine to improve the quality of patient care, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of EHR utilization and development, patient-centered medical homes, and health care quality.
Paying for Quality Part 2
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Funding disclosure statement - The project described was supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Grant Number U54MD008173, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIMHD or NIH.