2016 Fall Chairs Session: Neuroscience Service Lines in Academic Neurology
The questions envisioned for discussion include the following: 1. How has Neuroscience Service Line implementation affected; 2. What is your overall impression of the advantages and disadvantages of NSL structure for Neurology?; 3. What can we do as Chairs to adapt to and thrive in this new environment?
2015 Fall Chairs Session: Optimizing the Use of Mid-Level Providers in an Academic Neurology Practice
One often touted response to increasing patient demand for neurology services is for departments to hire mid-level providers as ‘physician extenders’. Dr. Gretchen Tietjen (University of Toledo) and Dr. David Good (Penn State) will present different models for the use of mid-levels, and discuss the pros and cons of ‘physician extenders’ in an academic practice environment. The session will include ample time for open discussion and sharing of experience from all participants.
2017 Fall Chairs Session: Winter is coming, but MACRA is here: Reimbursement for quality and the shift to population-based care
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which threatened massive reductions in Medicare payments, and replaced it with a program that bases reimbursements on quality and innovation. How will this change affect academic Neurology departments? What are the implications of MACRA for academic neurology? How can we address the new MACRA requirements using either Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? More broadly, how will population health measures including disease prediction, prevention, and early intervention, be incorporated into academic neurology practice? Can such practices improve outcomes and reduce costs, and will they be adequately reimbursed.