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24th Napa Pain Conference

NPC2017-F09a - MACRA for Pain Management Providers, Reporting Advice, & CMS' Opioid Priorities

Aug 18, 2017 4:30pm ‐ Aug 18, 2017 5:45pm

Credits: None available.



This session will cover the topics listed in the title and include a thorough explanation of the new Quality Payment Program for Medicare Fee for Service provides as put forth in the MACRA legislation of 2015.

In addition, there will be a presentation and discussion of the CMS (and other HHS organizations) response to the opioid abuse problem that has exploded onto the scene.

The presentation is structured in a lecture format utilizing PowerPoint slides with time allotted for audience participation and interaction. Handouts and resources will be available as part of the session and after the conference.


15min What’s Required of Providers?
15min Linking Fee-for-Service Payments to Quality & Value
15min CMS’ Opioid Priorities
15min Help & Resources for Providers
15min Q&A


As a result of completing this course, learners will be able / better able to:

  • Navigate the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP).
  • Enroll and participate in the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
  • Track Quality Measures specific to pain management providers and report under MIPS.
  • [As needed] Obtain technical assistance and resources to help in the transition into the QPP from the present Medicare fee for service payment model.
  • Understand unique contributions that pain management specialists can make to the opioid abuse problem, and formulate innovative practices to be disseminated to the general medical community.


  • CMS Health Bulletin, Best Practices for Addressing Opioid Overdoses, Misuse and Addiction http://www.medicaid.gov/medica... Accessed, June 28, 2017
  • HHSgov News. (2016). HHS takes strong steps to address opioid-drug related overdose, death and dependence, Retrieved from, http://www.hhs.gov/about/news/...
    Note: All resources and references will be included in the PowerPoint slides that may be reproduced and handouts and can be accessed by conference attendees either through the internet or by contacting HSAG directly for possible technical assistance.


  • Dr. Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS, Vice President for Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, HSAG
Category: CME


Credits: None available.

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