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Michael Petruzzelli

, National Council for Behavioral Health

In Case You Missed It: Webinars on MACRA and the Overtime Rule

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Over the last month, the National Council has hosted a number of important and informative webinars on key topics that directly affect the work of our members: the Department of Labor’s raising of the overtime salary threshold and the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. If you were unable to participate in them live, don’t worry – we have recordings! Click here for more.

Click the webinar titles below to watch the recordings in full.                                                                           

August 4: MACRA 101: An Introduction to MACRA’s Quality Payment ProgramMACRA Series 1 of 3

  • The National Council read the 962-page MACRA rule so you don’t have to. This one hour webinar focuses on MACRA’s proposed quality payment program, which completely overhauls how Medicare Part B clinicians will be paid starting in 2017. Join us for an overview of the proposed rule, and its expected impact on behavioral health care providers.

August 9: Raising the Overtime Pay Threshold: An Overview of Federal Requirements for Employers

  • Millions of American workers will now be eligible for overtime pay under a final rule published by the Department of Labor in May. The new regulation raises the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay to $47,476. With this rule set to take effect on December 1, 2016, the National Council is teaming up with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell to walk you through the details of the new rule. Join us and learn from experts in the field on how this change will impact your organization’s payroll. The content of this webinar is targeted to executive leadership, finance and operations officers, and state associations.

August 11: The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survival GuideMACRA Series 2 of 3

  • What do you get when you combine the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Value-based Payment Modifier and Meaningful Use? MIPS! It is anticipated that most behavioral health Medicare Part B providers will be subject to MIPS in 2017. Join the National Council for this one-hour webinar to understand the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s new quality payment program and what your behavioral health organization can do now to prepare for its implementation in 2017.

August 16: PQRS & MIPS in the Real World: Three Organizations Share Their ExperiencesMACRA Series 3 of 3

  • Now you understand MIPS, but what are behavioral health organizations doing now to prepare for its implementation? Join the National Council for this one-hour webinar and hear how three behavioral health organizations participated in PQRS, the challenges they faced, and how they’re applying the lessons they learned to prepare for MIPS in 2017.

For more National Council webinars, check out our webpage here.