Are you Down with the QPP? You Better Be if you Want $

Seismic changes are rattling the Medicare physician payment world, and radiation oncologists must immediately adapt or face serious payment penalties under the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). This session will explain the basics of the QPP from experts on the program along with information and available resources to help radiation oncologists avoid penalties and get paid more under the program. The session will highlight new quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, including ASTRO resources, as well as alternative payment models that will help radiation oncologists drive more value-based cancer care while complying with the complex program requirements.

This activity was originally recorded at ASTRO’s 2017 Annual Meeting, September 24-27, 2017 in San Diego, CA.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the Quality Payment Program rules and requirements.
  • Assess available resources for participating in quality initiatives and alternative payment models that meet program requirements.
  • Apply new policies and procedures to improve the safety and quality of care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
10/24/2017
Course expires: 
10/23/2020
Cost:
$105.00
Rating: 
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  • David Beyer, MD, FASTRO is employed at Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • J.P. Sharp, MD is employed at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Shannon Fogh, MD is employed at Univerisity of California, San Francisco and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Randi Kudner is employed at ASTRO and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Anne Hubbard, MBA is employed at ASTRO and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees had control over the content of this activity.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.

ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/24/2017
Course expires: 
10/23/2020

Price

Cost:
$105.00
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Course Fees:
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.

  • Nonmember: $105
  • Member: $55

Policies:
No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.

Participants using ASTRO's online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.

The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.

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