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F056 - MACRA, MIPS, and APMs

Saturday, February 17; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize that every dermatologist can easily achieve a bonus under MIPS, even if not using a certified EHR.
  • Describe the criteria for and the benefits of being a qualified participant in an advanced alternative payment system.
  • Distinguish other provisions of MACRA and the AAD's response to this legislation.


In 2017, over 98% of dermatologists were subject to MIPS which provides bonuses and penalties for "quality" performance. Dermatologists should not merely aim to avoid the penalties, but should realize that they can easily perform and report measures they are already doing or can very readily implement. There is no reason every dermatologist should not get a bonus under MIPS! Alternatively, the benefits and requirements of being in an advanced APM will be discussed. We will highlight other provisions of MACRA that directly affect your practice, as well as the AAD's response to MACRA and AAD's helpful, easily available resources.


  • Alam, Murad, MD: Allergan, Inc – C(Fees); Bonti – I(Grants/Research Funding); Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pulse Biosciences – C(Fees); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Lober, Clifford Warren, MD, JD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Sullivan, Sabra, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Van Beek, Marta Jane, MD, MPH: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, February 17
9:00 AM
Dr. Lober / Introduction
9:05 AM
Dr. Lober / How to Easily Get a Bonus Under MIPS
9:30 AM
Dr. Van Beek / Alternative Payment Models - Right for You?
9:55 AM
All faculty / Questions & Answers
10:05 AM
Dr. Alam / Other Provisions of MACRA
10:30 AM
Dr. Sullivan / The AAD's Response
10:55 AM
All faculty / Questions & Answers
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 23C
  • CME Credits
  • Type
    Practice Management
  • Clifford Warren Lober, MD, JD, FAAD - Handout
  • Marta Jane Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Murad Alam, MD, FAAD
  • Sabra Sullivan, MD, PhD, FAAD