Fall 2018 Health Policy Update: What Physician Groups Need to Know

Even though it is not yet over, 2018 has already been a year to remember in the world of healthcare policy. From a February budget law with over 300 pages of healthcare provisions, to a proposed 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, the year has been packed with important legislative and regulatory changes that are sure to impact physician groups for years to come.
 
Having trouble keeping up with the latest changes? Join our webinar on October 17, 2018 to hear industry expert Chris Emper, JD, MBA, discuss the latest developments and what they mean for your practice. 
 
Learning Objectives:
After this FREE 60 minute webinar you will obtain 1 CEU and be able to:
  • Comprehend the major legislative happenings that affected physician groups in 2018
  • Understand the key government regulations and industry trends expected to impact physician groups 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 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 MBA from Villanova University and a BA from Boston College.
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