Table of Contents:
- New Rules of the Game: An Update on Quality Measures and Board Certifications
Laurie Gesell, MD, FACEP, FUHM
- Understand the factors considered regarding reimbursement for hyperbaric oxygen therapy from the Government (Medicare).
- Understand and define Quality Measures
- Discuss the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the effect PQRS performance has on Medicare payments.
- Discuss the pathway for Board Certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and the limitations with availability of Fellowships.
- Discuss Maintenance of Certification Part 4 now required for Board Certified Physicians through American Board of Preventive Medicine.
- Review available alternatives to Board Certification to include the CAQ program, which is now the UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbarics (PATH)
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|Name of Individual||Individuals Role in Activity||Name of Commercial Interest (If Applicable)||Nature of Relationship|
|Laurie Gesell, MD, FACEP, FUHM
||Consultant/Clinical Advisory Board
|Stacy Harmon, BS
|Richard Sadler, MD
|J. Nicholas Vandemoer
|Helen Gelly, MD
|William Butler, MD
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