Dr. Patrick Conway of CMS to Speak with PCMS Members

Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) will participate in a PCMS Practice Success Forum webinar on Friday, June 17, 8:00-9:00am

Dr. Conway is one of the top leaders in the federal government overseeing the transformation of the entire health care system in the United States.  As the Deputy CMS Administrator for Innovation and Quality, he heads the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) which is responsible for all CMS quality measures, value-based purchasing programs, reimbursement policy, health care quality improvement initiatives, clinical standards and survey and certification of Medicare and Medicaid health care providers, and all Medicare coverage decisions.  As director of the CMS Innovation Center, Dr. Conway oversees ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations), bundled payment initiatives, primary care medical homes, and state innovation projects.  He is one of the most recognized advocates in the entire nation for advances in patient-centered care across settings while improving outcomes and demonstrating value. 

On June 17, Dr. Conway will update members of the Pierce County Medical Society about the status of transforming the payment system away from fee-for-service to payment for value and quality, what physicians and PAs can expect from the new streamlined quality metrics that will replace the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Value Based Payment Modifier, and other reporting programs with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Model that will define what health care quality means in the United States for years to come, and what the future of HIT adoption looks like.  He will also discuss how physicians across care settings can help meet CMS goals as they care for patients. 

In addition to hearing from an individual at the heart of health care transformation in our country, this PCMS Practice Success webinar on June 17 will permit front line clinician members of the Society to offer their feedback and suggestions to Dr. Conway for applying the experience of local care in Pierce County to national priorities. 

PCMS members will be able to access the webinar on the WebEx platform from wherever they happen to be that morning. 

Additional information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks about how to sign up for this Pierce County Medical Society members-only webinar event.  In the meantime, please hold June 17 at 8am on your calendars for a very informative and engaging session with Dr. Patrick Conway. 

The webinar technology for PCMS Practice Success Forums on WebEx is made possible by a generous grant from Physicians Insurance.