CC2018: Demystifying Relative Value Units (RVUs): How a Surgeon Is Valued in 2018

Session Description

Understanding what makes up relative value units (RVUs) and how they translate into physician reimbursement is critical for all surgeons. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is the first major change in Medicare physician payment in the past 25 years. Surgeons need to understand how to avoid penalties and successfully participate in MACRA. Surgeons will learn about the two participation pathways within MACRA: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (A-APMs). Surgeons will receive information on APMs and the four components of MIPS: Quality, Improvement Activities (IA), Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Cost. This session will teach surgeons how to appropriately report in MIPS and APMs, and explain how to use ACS MIPS and A-APM resources.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS, Dayton, OH
  • Introduction to Relative Value Units (RVUs)
    Jayme D. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FACS, Allentown, PA
  • Understanding My Relative Value
    Christopher K. Senkowski, MD, FACS, Savannah, GA
  • What If There’s No RVU for What I Do?
    Don J. Selzer, MD, FACS, Indianapolis, IN

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS, Dayton, OH - No Disclosures
Jayme D. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FACS, Allentown, PA - No Disclosures
Christopher K. Senkowski, MD, FACS, Savannah, GA - Remedy Partners Inc: compensation: consultant
Don J. Selzer, MD, FACS, Indianapolis, IN - Cook Biotech: Consulting Fees: Consultant, Medical Advisory Board, PolyNovo: Consulting Fees: Focus Group

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex-Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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