January 21, 2016 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Holly Arends
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WebEx Overview

This WebEx will offer information on the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” (or MACRA) signed into law on April 16, 2015 and the new “MIPS” (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System) program. MACRA replaces Medicare’s multiple quality reporting programs with a new single MIPS program that makes it easier for physicians to earn rewards for providing high-quality, high-value healthcare and it supports and rewards physicians for participating in new payment and delivery models to improve the efficiency of care while preserving fee-for-service as an option.

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals and community partners

Speaker Information

Mr. Tom S. Lee, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder, SA Ignite

Mr. Lee is a technology innovator and leader who brings his unique world view and compassion to create health IT solutions for the business of caring for people. He is the father of two small children and after a frightening personal experience, it was his concern for their future in the world that inspired him to create a company that matched his personal passion: drive innovation in the public healthcare system.

Mr. Lee was instrumental in the establishment of the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center and has consulted for leading healthcare and health IT organizations such as the Northwestern University School of Medicine, Erie Family Health Center, and the alliance of Chicago. He was previously Director of Software Product Management at Research in Motion (Blackberry) and founding CTO of Enorbus Technologies, a successful wireless IT startup in China subsequently acquired by Disney. Tom earned a B.S. with Distinction in Physics from Stanford, a Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley where he was an NSF Fellow, and an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Contact Holly Arends, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – South Dakota, at holly.arends@area-a.hcqis.org or 605/660-5436.