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MAOFP ANNOUNCES 2018 - 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 Okemos, Michigan—The Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) announced the newly elected Board of Directors on August 4, 2018, at the annual MAOFP Summer Family Medicine Update held at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

President, Rachel Young, D.O.
President-Elect, Kristen Sumners, D.O.
Secretary/Treasurer, Robert Camara, D.O.
Past President, Marissa Rogers, D.O.

Directors:
Joel Bates, D.O.
Jodi Flanders, D.O., FACOFP
Gretchen Goltz, D.O.
Jennifer Hanna, D.O.
Ronald Heitmann, D.O.
Tina Metropoulos, D.O.  
Frank Komara, D.O., FACOFP
Elizabeth Pionk, D.O.
Lina Rayes-Yousif, D.O.
  
 Resident Director: Raquel Pence, D.O.
 Resident Alternate: Ryan Smith, D.O.
 Student Director: Sravya Motheramgari

 

Quality Payment Program Resource Center for the Midwest

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a contract to Altarum Institute to help small practices in Michigan prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

This technical assistance, authorized and funded under MACRA, brings direct support to Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians in small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including small practices in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas. The direct technical assistance is available immediately, free to all MIPS eligible clinicians, and will deliver support for up to a five-year period.

Altarum and its partners will provide customized technical assistance to MIPS-eligible clinicians across seven states as a part of the Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (SURS) program, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Conveying the MIPS expectations and timelines,

  • Explaining the MIPS feedback report,

  • Creating a MIPS-score improvement plan,

  • Evaluating practice readiness for joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM),

  • Assessing and optimizing Health Information Technology,

  • Supporting change management and strategic planning,

  • Developing and disseminating education and training materials, and

  • Enabling peer-to-peer learning and local partnerships.

    For more information, please email QPP.TA@altarum.org.

    Their new Quality Payment Program Resource CenterTM web portal (www.qppresourcecenter.com) provides educational tools and resources that they review and assess for accuracy and usability. These self-directed resources can help you to assess your current state of MIPS readiness, or the potential impact of belonging to an APM. Quality Payment Program Advisors are available via live chat and phone support during regular business hours to answer your questions, help you leverage their tools, and support successful participation in the CMS Quality Payment Program.
     
    If you are interested in signing up go to www.qppresourcecenter.com and click Join Now. If you would like more information, send them an email QPPinfo@altarum.org.


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