Medical Leadership Series: 2021 MACRA Final Rule Update - On Demand

The 2020 Medical Leadership Series addresses the skills needed for organizational success in an era of value-based care, providing physician leaders at all organizational levels with the opportunity to learn about issues centered on the current state and evolution of health care. In these educational webcasts, we offer strategies for working within and leading teams to achieve high-quality, cost-effective care. These webcasts are provided as part of your Vizient Member Network membership.
Physician leaders may be unprepared for changes in quality payment programs. Their lack of awareness or compliance can result in severe payment penalties. Experts will highlight regulatory activities from 2020 that have impacted physician leaders. They will discuss newly introduced Alternative Payment Models, updates to Telehealth payment rules, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and then the rule changes for 2021. This information will lay the groundwork for physician leaders to be ready for those changes.

Target Audience

  • Physicians

Learning Objectives

  1. Outline the 2021 changes to quality payment programs, including eligibility requirements, virtual groups and facility-based reporting in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), as well as MIPS Value Pathway (MVP).
  2. Describe the outlook for APMs in 2021.
  3. Explain updated Telehealth payment rules for 2021.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
On Demand Activity
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Planning committee members:
Robert Dean, DO, MBA
Senior Vice President, Performance Improvement 

Kathy Christensen
Vice President, Networks

Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Networks 

Rosemary Curran, MBA
Senior Director, Content Network Services
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President
Clinical Resources


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President
Clinical Resources

Valinda Rutledge, MBA, MSN

Madeline McDowell, MD
Principal, Intelligence

Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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