Get important advice and updates on Medicare’s physician payment system at AAO 2018 in Chicago. Find courses and roundtable sessions on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). You'll get access to the experts and the knowledge you need, as well as advice on registering for the IRIS® Registry.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Coding Camp 2 (Event code 18Code2). 1:30-4:30 p.m. Room S105a. Enjoy an intermediate level update on all aspects of coding, including a succinct preview of what to expect from MIPS in 2019. Access: Separate registration required.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Government and My Sanity … MACRA, MIPS, HIPAA, and Medicare Advantage (Spe11). 8-9:45 a.m. Room S103b. Roundtable moderated by Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Joy Woodke. Access: AAOE members.
Medicare Forum (Spe20). 12:15- 1:45 p.m. Grand Ballroom S100c. How is Medicare reimbursement likely to change in 2019? This review will include a MIPS update. Access: Free.
The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019 (251). 3:15-4:15 p.m. Room S105a. Sue J. Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCS, Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Hancock. Access: Academy Plus course pass.
Monday, Oct. 29
MIPS Promoting Interoperability Panel: Ask Us! (435). 10:15-11:15 a.m. Room S105b. Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH. Access: Academy Plus course pass.
Government and My Sanity … MACRA, MIPS, HIPAA, and Medicare Advantage (Spe26). 12:30-1:45 p.m. Room S103b. Roundtable moderated by Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Joy Woodke. Access: AAOE members.
How the IRIS Registry Helps You Participate in MIPS (474). 2-3 p.m. Room S103b. Rebecca Hancock, Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Flora Lum, MD, and Molly Peltzman. Access: Academy Plus course pass.
Maximizing PI: Formerly Known as ACI, Previously MU (510). 3:15-4:15 p.m. Room S105b. Brittney Wachter, CPC, OCS. Access: Academy Plus course pass.
Need more MIPS help?
Academy staff members can also help you with coding or registering with the IRIS® Registry
In the Exhibit Hall
Visit the Academy Resource Center (Booth 508). Bring your MIPS questions to the coding or advocacy desk.
IRIS Registry Kiosk
Take your IRIS Registry questions to the IRIS Registry kiosk. Staff members can help you to report your improvement activities. If you are already registered with the IRIS Registry, they can help you log into your account and report on your MIPS improvement activities. If you are able to max out your score for this performance category, you may be able to avoid the MIPS payment penalty. To take advantage of this opportunity, make sure you 1) have your IRIS Registry login credentials and 2) know which Medicare improvement activities you want to report.