CPSC 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Webinar - September 1

Recorded On: 09/01/2020

Please join the AAMC-Vizient Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC) for a webinar discussing the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule on September 1, 2020 at 3:00pm (EST). During this 60 minute webinar, AAMC and Vizient staff will present on physician payment provisions from the proposed rule. Topics include:

  • New 2021 payment rates for physician and other health care professional services
  • Changes to evaluation and management payment and documentation policies 
  • Impact analyses for CPSC members
  • Proposed changes to Medicare telehealth policies
  • Discussion of COVID-19 public health emergency waivers and flexibilities that may become permanent 

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions once the presentation has concluded.

Kate Ogden, MPH
Policy & Regulatory Analyst

Kate Ogden is a Policy & Regulatory Analyst focusing on physician payment & quality at the Association of American Medical Colleges. At the AAMC, Ms. Ogden analyzes and advocates on a wide range of physician payment and quality federal regulatory issues impacting academic medical centers and faculty practices. Prior to joining the AAMC, Ms. Ogden was Health Policy Associate at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she advocated for members on health care payment policies. Ms. Ogden holds a master's degree in public health from Drexel University.

Gayle Lee, JD
Director, Physician Payment & Quality

Gayle Lee is the Director of Physician Payment Policy and Quality at the Association of American Medical Colleges. Ms. Lee has an expansive background in health care law, regulation, advocacy, and policy. She is responsible for educating and advocating on federal regulations and policies that impact teaching hospitals and physicians.  Prior to joining AAMC, Ms. Lee served as Senior Director of Health Finance and Quality at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) where her key areas of responsibility involved Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA and health care reform regulations impacting rehabilitation. Before APTA, Ms. Lee was the Assistant Counsel and Policy Coordinator at the American Rehabilitation Association where she worked on issues that affected rehabilitation hospitals and units.    Ms. Lee received her law degree at the Washington College of Law at the American University DC and completed her undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University located in University Park, Pennsylvania. 

Greg Askin, MHA
Lead Analyst, Ambulatory and Physician Analytics

Greg is responsible for generating custom productivity and revenue cycle analyses, benchmarks, and operational services for physician group, service line, and departmental leaders who are member organizations of the Vizient-AAMC Clinical Practice Solutions Center® (CPSC).  In this role he works with faculty practice organizations to understand the impact of national regulations, fine-tunes benchmarks to assure relevance, and develops and interprets the annual Billing Office Survey to aid in improving billing office operations. He has been with Vizient and the CPSC since 2011. Previous experience includes working in Global Pharmacovigilance at Baxter International. Greg earned a master’s degree in Health Administration from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. 

Jenna Stern
Senior Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy Director 

Jenna Stern currently serves as Vizient’s Senior Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy Director. In this role, she identifies and responds to legislative and regulatory developments of most interest to Vizient’s members. Medicare reimbursement and drug policy are among the topics which Jenna focuses on at Vizient. Prior to joining Vizient, Jenna was the Director for Health Policy at the American Pharmacists Association and a senior associate with Avalere Health, a healthcare consulting firm in Washington, DC. In her previous roles, she specialized in regulatory affairs, strategy, policy and data analysis for life sciences, health plans and providers. Jenna has also worked at various non-profit organizations focusing on public health and patient advocacy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Hons.) from Brock University and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in health law from Case Western Reserve University. She is admitted to the Maryland bar.

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