2019 Healthcare Industry Outlook: What Providers Need to Know

2018 was another year to remember in the healthcare industry. From mergers and acquisitions, to a fundamental overhaul of Medicare’s outpatient office visit Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation and payment system, to a proposed revamp of Medicare’s accountable care organization (ACO) program, it included important legislative and regulatory changes that are sure to impact physician groups for years to come.
Now, as 2019 begins and political changes resulting from the recent elections take effect in Washington, D.C., physician groups may again be wondering what will come next. Having trouble keeping up with the latest changes? Join our January 16 webinar to hear from industry expert Chris Emper, JD, MBA, about what changes to expect in 2019 and what they will mean for your practice. 
Learning Objectives:
After this FREE 60 minute webinar you will obtain 1 CEU and be able to:
  • Understand the key government regulations and industry trends that impacted healthcare providers in 2018
  • Comprehend upcoming healthcare changes and happenings that could affect providers in 2019
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About the speaker:
Chris Emper, JD, MBA, is President of Emper Healthcare Advisors, a health IT industry advisory and consulting services firm in Washington, D.C. that specializes in helping healthcare providers and technology companies successfully navigate and comply with complex regulations and value-based reimbursement models.  Prior to forming Emper Healthcare Advisors in 2016, Chris was Vice President of Government Affairs at NextGen Healthcare (NASDAQ: QSII) and Chair of the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) Public Policy committee. 
An expert in The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Chris is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written or appeared in articles in publications such as Politico, Health Data Management, Accountable Care News, and Medical Economics.  Chris also currently serves as Chair of the HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable, a leading coalition of health IT government affairs professionals.
Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare in 2013, Chris served as a Domestic Policy Advisor for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, where he advised the campaign on policy issues including healthcare, technology, and innovation. He holds a law degree and an MBA from Villanova University and a BA from Boston College.

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