Thanks to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, new payment tracks are available to family physicians, and in the process, they can also earn CME credit, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Deadlines for the CMS Quality Payment Program are approaching; Oct. 2 is the last day for physicians to collect data to participate in one of the new payment tracks, Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). To assist physicians, the AAFP is offering several activities, including a series of four-page supplements called The Making Sense of MACRA: Supplements Bundle. It is free for members and $100 for nonmembers. With this offer, physicians can earn up to 3.0 AAFP prescribed credits.
Another option for earning credits is the AAFP's 2017 Family Medicine Experience, which takes place Sept. 12-16 in San Antonio, Texas. This event will feature family physicians from across the country who will offer presentations, hands-on learning and more. At least five sessions will offer up to 1.0 AAFP prescribed credit.
Also, the AAFP is holding the Making Sense of MACRA conference on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 in Phoenix. AAFP experts will give presentations dedicated to readying physicians for success. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions. This conference will offer 3.0 AAFP prescribed credits.