Upcoming Audio/Webcast

Understanding and Navigating MACRA and the Quality Payment Program

07/12/2017 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) encompasses the most significant change to physician reimbursement since the implementation of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula in 1997. The goal is to have 90% of Medicare fee-for-service payments tied to quality or value and 50% of Medicare payments tied to quality or value through alternative payment models (APMs) by the end of 2018. Health actuaries and consultants are seeing an increase in interest and projects relating to the issues, challenges, and opportunities of MACRA implementation. The presenter will breakdown the MACRA final rule, the goals of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and its two tracks, provide an overview of the Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) composite scoring methodology, and summarize the most current Advanced APMs and applicable criteria. In addition, any relevant evolving or proposed MACRA legislation will be discussed depending on CMS and post-presidential election events.

Speakers:

1. Gregory Joseph Herrle - Milliman, Inc.
2. Pamela Pelizzari - Milliman, Inc.

Registration Opens for the 2017 CCA Annual Meeting

2017 CCA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

2017 CCA Annual Meeting

October 22-25, 2017
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Florida

Registration is now open for the 2017 CCA Annual Meeting, with early-bird pricing available for those who register on or before July 31st. Please click here to review the programreview registration fees, meeting highlights, register for the meeting learn about the hotel and travel details, and make your reservations at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Subject of New Paper by Lawrence Mitchell

Inspired by discussions he led on the CCA Healthcare Community, CCA Past President Lawrence Mitchell authored a paper titled "Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines" to further the conversation on the matter among actuaries and non-actuaries alike.

We welcome other opinions and thoughts on the subject, and encourage members to join our communities and special interest groups which promote sound actuarial considerations throughout the profession.

The comments contained in his paper do not necessarily reflect the views of the CCA, the CCA’s members, or any employers of CCA members, and should not be construed in any way as being endorsed by any of the aforementioned parties.

The 2017 Blue Book and Blue Book Index are Now Available

Released at the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting starting in 1998, the "Blue Book" is a compendium of questions from actuaries and answers from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC). Access to the complete set of Blue Books is available through the PBGC website.

The Blue Book Index is a complementary catalog of these materials, sorted by topic, to the full set of Blue Books. Click here to access the 2017 Blue Book Index through the CCA website.

Updated Form 5434-A "Application for Renewal of Enrollment" Now Available

Enrolled Actuaries can now access the updated Form 5434-A "Application for Renewal of Enrollment" through the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5434a.pdf.  All individuals enrolled before January 1, 2017, are required by 20 CFR 901.11(d) to renew their enrollment in order to maintain active enrollment to perform actuarial services.  To timely renew your enrollment effective April 1, 2017, file the form on or before March 1, 2017. The form may also be used to file to return to active status from inactive status between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2019.

Intersector Meeting Notes

Updated: October 6, 2016

Twice a year the Intersector Group meets with representatives of the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury Department), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to dialogue with them on regulatory and other issues affecting pension practice. Click here to view notes from meetings with the IRS, Treasury, and PBGC on regulatory issues affecting pension practice.

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