Medical Advantage to Present MACRA: MIPS for Small Practices at 2017 Ohio Rural Health Conference

by | Aug 18, 2017 | News

MIPS for small practicesANN ARBOR, Mich., August 18, 2017 – Medical Advantage Quality Improvement Advisor Beth Hickerson will speak at the 2017 Ohio Rural Health Conference and Flex Annual Meeting at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio, August 21. Hickerson’s presentation, MIPS for Small Practices, will provide information to help small, rural practices prepare for MACRA.

“MACRA is a marathon not a sprint,” said Hickerson. “To achieve success in MACRA, you need to get started today. It’s not too late! I will explain the basics of MACRA and an overview of what rural healthcare providers need to do to become MACRA ready.”

The 2017 Ohio Rural Health Conference and Flex Annual Meeting is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health and provides valuable and relevant information regarding quality, financial and operational improvement for rural healthcare providers. Conference sessions are designed for people working in and concerned with rural health, such as representatives of local health departments, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals and other small rural hospitals, black lung clinics, federally qualified health centers, and other rural healthcare providers. There is no registration fee to attend.

Hickerson will cover these topics in her “MIPS for Small Practices” presentation:

  • MIPS Basics and Eligibility
  • Understanding How to Report
  • Requirements and Scoring for:
    • Quality
    • Improvement Activities Requirement
    • Advancing Care Information
  • Available Resources

About Medical Advantage

Medical Advantage simplifies the delivery of efficient, high-quality healthcare for medical practices, health centers, physician organizations, hospitals and health systems. The company helps clients navigate the shifting healthcare landscape by providing the resources needed to deliver better patient care in the new value-based healthcare economy. It is also one of the key partners in the development of the largest PCMH network in the U.S. With more than two decades of expertise managing physician organizations and ACOs, Medical Advantage clients have demonstrated success in improving quality of care while reducing the cost of care. To learn more, visit

About Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease, promoting good health and assuring access to quality care. For more information, visit


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Bill Riley, Marketing Manager | Medical Advantage | 517.999.8090 |

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