CY2021 Quality Payment Program Final Rule Webinar - January 8

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule that proposes changes to QPP policies for the 2021 performance year and beyond. The Association of American Medical Colleges and Vizient (CPSC) will be holding a webinar January 8, 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 Quality Payment Program portion of the rule, with a separate webinar to focus on the Physician Fee Schedule. Topics include proposed changes to MIPS category weights and performance threshold, changes to MIPS APM scoring, the new MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), the APP Performance Pathway, and changes to quality policies under the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs, 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.

Phoebe Ramsey, JD
Senior Regulatory Analyst (AAMC)

Phoebe Ramsey is a Senior Regulatory Analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) focusing on policy issues relating to hospital quality reporting and performance payment programs. She also provides insight and analysis on alternative payment models, with expertise in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and health information technology. Prior to joining the AAMC she led the Next Generation and Pioneer ACO Models at CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). She earned her law degree with honors from American University’s Washington College of Law and her bachelor’s degree with honors from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, majoring in history and political science. She is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

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