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Healthcare Reform: Impacting Quality Scores and Physician Reimbursement

Please read the following then click the link at the bottom to view the video and download the Post Test.

Title of Program: Healthcare Reform: Impacting Quality Scores and Physician Reimbursement

© 2011 JA Thomas & Associates, All Rights Reserved. No portion of this recording may be reproduced by any means without written permission. Good Samaritan Hospital has been granted permission to utilize this recording for continuing medical education purposes.

The information provided by JA Thomas & Associates, Inc. in this presentation is subject to change in applicable laws, regulations, rules and other applicable requirements, and JA Thomas & Associates, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such information after the date of delivery.

Gap Analysis:
This activity was planned by the hospital administration as part of a continuing focus on improving physician documentation practices. Documentation as it relates to quality measures in healthcare reform, and ultimately physician reimbursement will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this activity, the participant will be able to

  1. Articulate how reimbursement changes have been designed to decrease cost, increase efficiency, and improve patient safety
  2. Describe Medicare’s plans for profiling hospitals and physicians using severity-adjusted quality measures and how this will serve as a basis for pay-for-performance
  3. Understand the congressional push toward physician-hospital alliances through bundled payments and ACOs
  4. Describe emerging physician documentation requirements, including SOI, POA, and HAC

Accreditation/Designation Statement:
Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience:
This activity is targeted to primary care physicians. All physician specialties interested in the subject matter are also welcome to view the video and submit the post-test for credit. 

Release Date: November 1, 2011
Expiration Date: October 31, 2012

Medium and System Requirements: This online CME requires Adobe Flash Player

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support:
None provided.

Method of Participation:
To receive CME credit for this activity, you must read the CME information (including the learning objectives and disclosures) and review the program (slides and audio). Upon finishing the online CME, download the Post-Test to complete and send to cme@goodsam.org.  If you receive 70% or better, your name and credit will then entered into the GSH CME credit database and a certificate will be sent to you.

Privacy and Confidentiality
For the purposes of continuing medical education, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles does not collect nor distribute physician or learner information except to track CME credit information for the provider. Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles adheres to HIPAA policy and does not allow patient identifiers be used in any recorded, educational activities without a patient’s written authorization. Contact the Privacy Officer at 213-482-2767 with any questions.

Statement of Disclosure and Independence
Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Good Samaritan Hospital to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor of all its sponsored programs.  All faculty participating in Category 1 activities will disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.

Faculty and Disclosures

Andrew H. Dombro, MD
Regional Medical Director, JA Thomas & Associates
Dr. Andrew Dombro has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee and Disclosures

Anil Bhandari, MD, Chair
Director Electrophysiology Services, Good Samaritan Hospital; Program Director, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Harbor-UCLA/Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. Anil Bhandari, MD, is a member of the speaker’s bureau of Boehringer-Ingelheim, Sanofi Aventis. He serves as a consultant for St. Jude’s.  

CME Committee Members:Guenther Baerje, CPMSM; Tom Baumann; Rosemary Boston; Grant Buckle, MD; Ken Eto, PharmD; Keith England, MD; Eben Feinstein, MD; Andrea Harrow, MLS; Wes Heartfield, MD; Thomas Horowitz, DO; Grant McArn, CPHQ; Cathy Rolandelli report that they have nothing to disclose.

Declaration
They have agreed to comply with the standards of commercial support and that any presentations that they give will be free of commercial bias and the appearance thereof.  They will base all clinical recommendations on evidence-based literature.  They will also inform you if they discuss anything off-label or currently under scientific research. 

To access the video from the link below, call 213-977-2323 or see the December Medical Staff Newsletter for the user name and password.

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