Phased Implementation of Physician Resource Use Reporting Provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Listening Session
Friday, September 24, 2010
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

NOTE: There will be a break from 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM. Telephone participants, please hang up and dial back in to listening session using the same dial-in number and passcode.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 contains provisions that continue the phased implementation of confidential physician feedback reports and also implementation of a value-based payment modifier to the fee-for-service physician fee schedule. The purpose of the listening session is to solicit comments on approaches being considered as CMS implements these new and existing provisions. Physicians, physician associations, and all others interested in the implementation of confidential feedback reports as one means of enhancing quality and efficiency are invited to participate, in person or by calling in to the teleconference. The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to space and teleconference lines available. Background information, including the relevant pages of the 2011 proposed Physician Fee Schedule rule will be posted on the CMS website Physician Center Spotlights at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/physician.asp approximately one week prior to the session. The complete CY 2011 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule is available in the Federal Register at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-15900.pdf.

Registration is no longer available for this Event.

For telephone participants: If you require services for the hearing impaired, please send an e-mail request to medicare.ttt@palmettogba.com by September 20, 2010.

For in-person participants: If you require special accommodations, please send an e-mail request to Pamela.cheetham@cms.hhs.gov or regular mail to: Pamela Cheetham, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Mail Stop C5-15-12, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 by 5:00 PM (ET) on September 22, 2010.

Deadlines
Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (ET) on September 22, 2010.

Submission of written comments or statements: Written comments or statements may be sent via mail to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Mail Stop C5-15-12, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, Attn: Physician VBP comments; e-mail to PhysicianVBP@cms.hhs.gov; or faxed to 410-786-8005 no later than 5:00 PM (ET) on Monday, September 20, 2010.

Please submit your registration only once and wait for your information to be processed.