HIMSS MN Webinar - Transitioning to the Quality Payment Program for 2017

January 25, 12:00pm, CST - 1:00pm, CST


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Meeting code: 232-557-901

By phone:  United States – Twin Cities, MN (612) 351-3008



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Beginning January 1, 2017, the current legacy programs of Meaningful Use (MU), the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, and the Value-Based Modifier Program (VM) will be morphed into CMS’ Quality Payment Program into the Merit-Based Incentive Program and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model program. Learn how this reform will impact your organization and what you will need to do to be ready.


1) Learn about the Quality Payment Program’s two reporting paths: Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Program (APM)

2) Discover eligibility requirements for MIPS and APMs

3) Understand your role in preparing for 2017







Lisa Gall, DNP, FNP, LHIT-HP has over 30 years of health care experience.  She is a ANCC Certified Nurse Informatics and Family Nurse Practitioner and possesses a strong background in Health IT with specialties in Primary Care, Urgent Care, ER Care, Convenience Care, Clinical Informatics, EHR implementation/optimization, project management, and systems analysis and design.  Her professional goal is to utilize clinical practice, leadership and informatics to enhance and promote quality and efficient clinical practice utilizing technology and evidenced-based practice.  She is currently a Program Manager for Stratis Health with an emphasis on HIT related projects.  She also was a part of Stratis Health when it was the Regional REC and assisted many organizations and individuals achieve Meaningful Use.



Candy Hanson, BSN, PHN, LHIT-HP has over 25 years of health care experience.  She is a Program Manager for Stratis Health with an emphasis on HIT related projects.  Candy led an HIT special innovation project in 2012-2014 that connected nursing homes and hospitals to achieve health information exchange through the use of a DIRECT product.  Candy is also the project lead at Stratis Health for the MACRA/MIPS work they are contracted to do with CMS.  Lisa is a subject matter expert on that project.  Candy and Lisa have authored two articles for MN Physician on MACRA/MIPS.  Candy possesses a wealth of education and currently holds a Doctoral Certificate from the University of Minnesota.