September/October  2016
MACRA: In Focus
Participation in Quality Payment Program 

As part of our regular series on MACRA, this month we will focus on the CMS Quality Payment Program and our level of participation in the first year of reporting.

It's important to note that the final rule will be released by CMS in November 2016 and there is still a fair amount of detail to come with that release.
Included In This Issue
WHAT'S HOT: Important Updates

Financial Distribution Model Information
We recently sent out a communication regarding the ACO Financial Distribution Model, in that communication we announce several dates for webinars. In order to serve you better with direct information about the ACO performance, we have postponed the webinars until we have data to share related to 2015 performance. 
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FAST FIVE: ACO Spotlight
Meet Dr. Mike Akom, President,
Maine Nephrology Associates

Each month, we'll ask one of our ACO stakeholders 5 quick questions about their life and the work they are doing. This month we had a chance to catch up with Dr. Mike Akom, President of Maine Nephrology Associates.

Helpful Resources and Links to Keep You Informed

Don't Miss PRISM (A Practice Improvement Series Meeting)
The MaineHealth Learning Community is proud to present the Fall 2016 PRISM Conference. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from national leaders Dr. Soma Stout (The Institute of Healthcare Initiatives) and Janice Gasaway (Cone Health) about transformation needed
Progress and Shared Success from the ACO

MaineHealth ACO 2015 Quality Performance Results Released
The 2015 Quality Performance Results for the MaineHealth ACO have been released. The results feature 33 measures and show the MaineHealth ACO...