CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Webinar - January 7

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule that updates payment rates and polices for physicians and other health care professionals for 2021.  The Association of American Medical Colleges and Vizient (CPSC) will be holding a webinar on January 7, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm EST to discuss aspects of the rule that are important for every faculty practice to understand. This webinar will focus on the Physician Fee Schedule portion of the rule, with a second webinar to cover the Quality Payment Program provisions. Topics include new 2021 payment rates, 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, and others. Join us as we identify the proposed changes in the rule and how they will affect your practice.

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Gayle Lee, JD
Director, Physician Payment & Quality (AAMC)

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.

Jenna Stern, JD
Senior Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy Director (Vizient)

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.

Greg Askin, MHA
Lead Analyst, Ambulatory and Physician Analytics (Vizient)

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.

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