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Webinar on Demand: Navigating the Maze of Hospital Quality Pay-for-Performance Initiatives
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Webinar on Demand: Navigating the Maze of Hospital Quality Pay-for-Performance Initiatives
CHIA Product Code: WEB105
Webinar Date: February 08, 2017


About Webinars on Demand:
CHIA offers Webinars on Demand, which are available for purchase* after the live Webinar has been presented. This convenient format consists of the full 60-90 minute recorded presentation, distributed handout, and accompanying Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificate. Each Webinar on Demand is only available for purchase and access for one year after the original recording date.


After purchase, a Purchase Confirmation will be sent to the purchaser’s primary email address. It contains links to access the Webinar presentation using a streaming or download format. Also included will be the handouts and CEU Certificate links. Participants are encouraged to use the handouts while following the presentation.


*Sold separately from the live Webinar.

How is your hospital managing with 6% in potential financial penalties from CMS related to performance in quality metrics? Attend this webinar to learn the components and impact of each of the CMS pay-for-performance programs – VBP (Value-Based Purchasing), HAC (Hospital-Acquired Conditions) and HRRP (Hospital Readmission Reduction Program) – as well as Medi-Cal’s PPCs (Provider-Preventable Conditions).


These quality initiatives include elements that are affected by coding and clinical documentation, such as secondary conditions, present on admission and other discharge data elements. We will address what the HIM professional should know about this important legislation and what methods should be deployed both inside and outside of the HIM department to improve performance.



-    List the measures in each of the CMS Quality programs
-    Describe the financial impact of each of the CMS Quality programs
-    Review the impact that documentation has on each of the CMS Quality programs



I. Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Updates

a. Included measures

b. Financial impact

II. Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) Updates

a. Included conditions and parameters

b. Financial impact

III. Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program

a. Measures, methodology and scoring

b. Financial impact

IV. Medi-Cal Provider-Preventable Conditions (PPC)

a. Measures and parameters

V. Coding and documentation impact

a. Documentation impact on each of the quality programs

b. Strategies for assessment and improvement


Kristen Geissler, MS, PT, CPHQ, MBA

Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC


Kristen Geissler has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, both in direct patient care and administrative and consulting roles. She has expertise in various quality based reimbursement methodologies, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Inpatient Quality Reporting and Value-Based Purchasing, and has a detailed understanding of providers’ auditing and submission requirements related to the various required and voluntary national quality reporting policies. She also has expertise in clinical documentation improvement and the role of coding and documentation in quality reporting. Before her consulting career, Ms. Geissler was the director of Quality Improvement for a health system, and she is also a licensed physical therapist.


Hospital-based HIM, CDI and Quality professionals.




This program is approved for 2 CEUs by AHIMA, AAPC and BRN. HIM Domain: External Forces.