Upcoming ACC webinars to cover payment reform, CV imaging lab accreditation

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is hosting two separate webinars in March on the topics of how payment reform will impact practice, and also the new accreditation requirement for cardiovascular imaging labs.

Payment Reform: Examples from the Field
With traditional fee-for-service payments continuing to dominate the method by which physicians are paid today, the healthcare community looks to re-align incentives by creating innovative payment models that begin to reward physicians based on quality.  The Community on Payment Innovations will take a look at some of the initiatives that both private and public payers are implementing to help advance payment reform during a webinar on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Visit CardioSource.org/Webinars to register.

Cardiovascular Imaging Lab Accreditation: What You Need to Know Now
ACC’s PINNACLE Network and Imaging Council will discuss the accreditation requirement of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) during a webinar on March 13, at 7:00 PM EDT. Find out why accreditation is required for CMS and other health plans, the process and requirements for accreditation and re-accreditation, the importance of maintaining compliance and an overview of the new Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), and more. Visit CardioSource.org/Webinars to register.