Preparing for value-based payment

As part of the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its proposal to begin to adjust payment for quality and cost of care starting with groups of 100 or more professionals in 2015.

While participation in value-based payment will be voluntary at first, CMS intends that all physicians' payments will be adjusted in 2017 using a value-based modifier. The American College of Cardiology will host a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 4 to underscore the need for practices to get ready for value-based purchasing initiatives.

Get information, instruction and resources you will need to understand the implications. Register today. For more information on the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, visit