Are you positioned to shine or fade under MACRA?

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT 

Now that the first performance period for MACRA – the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 -- is underway, it is vital that health care providers identify and implement strategies to ensure value-based reimbursement (VBR) success. MACRA, which expands and reforms Medicare clinician payment opportunities, has the potential to increase or negatively impact a clinician’s profitability based on program incentives.

This webcast will break down the barriers to success under value-driven health care and outline the baseline needs for education, performance analytics and strategic program management and promotion model implementation. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the long-view of MACRA and value-based health care
  • Define education channels and effective communication mediums
  • Outline data capture and analysis technical requirements
  • Understand the dynamic nature of MACRA
  • Identify requirements for earning the “exceptional performance” payment adjustment


mstarkman.jpgMoshe Starkman is a senior VBR consultant at nThrive, a full Patient-to-Paymentsm revenue cycle management services company. He is an accomplished small business owner and educator, and has served as senior advisor to two presidential campaigns.  Over the past five years, Starkman has transitioned into advancing health information technology (IT) and has developed the software behind one of the most successful Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) registry solutions available. 

Starkman is an executive leader in Philadelphia area community organizations; a nationally recognized political consultant; software architect; and a value-based, quality-driven health care consultant.  He has 16 years of experience in the areas of business development, team building and efficiency training, program development, full lifecycle software development, classroom teaching and public speaking. Rabbi Moshe Starkman has developed solutions for the United States Postal Service, a team of former FBI investigators, two leading presidential campaigns, and several medical societies.  He currently serves as a member of the HIMSS Health Business Technology Task Force and as Vice President of the Torah Youth Association.


Head Shot Marron-Stearns.jpgMichael Marron-Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD, is a physician informaticist, certified professional coder (CPC) and health information technology and healthcare compliance consulting professional. He has 18 years of experience in the areas of electronic health records, quality reporting, health information exchange, clinical terminology development, standards, and billing and coding compliance. Dr. Marron-Stearns is the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC, a company that provides HIT and compliance consulting services to medical practices and to the greater healthcare industry.

Dr. Marron-Stearns has provided leadership to informatics and terminology projects at the National Library of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, and the College of American Pathologists. He served as the International Director of SNOMED International, where he played a central role in the design and development of SNOMED CT. Dr. Marron-Stearns is also a cofounder and lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin Health Information Technology Certificate Program, a nationally recognized model for HIT workforce development. He has been invited to testify in Washington, D.C. before federal HIT policy organizations on 5 separate occasions. He is also an accomplished author on a range of topics including coding and compliance, and more recently MACRA.