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Kristen McDermott Woodrum, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP to Speak at TKG’s Event

New York, NY, February 28, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kristen McDermott Woodrum, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Navigating the CMS Quality Payment Program and Pathways to Success Sweeping MSSP Changes Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET.

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About Kristen McDermott Woodrum

Kristen McDermott Woodrum concentrates her practice in the area of healthcare law, including regulatory compliance and transactional matters. Well-versed in the nuances of healthcare law and emerging trends in the healthcare industry, Kristen anticipates potential issues and provides practical counsel while working with clients to structure complex transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic affiliations and contracting arrangements. Kristen also advises clients on day-to-day operational and compliance matters, including fraud and abuse laws, such as the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and the HIPAA; Medicare/Medicaid billing and reimbursement, licensure and accreditation; third-party payor issues; and state fee-splitting, fraud and abuse; and corporate practice of medicine laws.

About Baker & Hostetler LLP
BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our more than 940 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as our legal work, we are determined to surpass our clients’ expectations.

Event Synopsis:
With the goal of shifting the health care system from fee-for-service to value-based care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) completely overhauled the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in its Pathways to Success rulemaking in December 2018. The new MSSP rule addresses many of healthcare's cost, quality and population health challenges and makes important changes for accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the evolving Quality Payment Program (QPP) created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

With the shifting MSSP and QPP landscape in the backdrop, an up-to-date and detail-oriented strategy is essential to ensure MSSP ACOs are prepared to succeed in the QPP, through its Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) track, and understand the impact of the MSSP changes.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with the most important aspects of the recent changes and developments surrounding the QPP and MSSP. Speakers, among other things, will describe the interactions of the new rules and requirements and address best compliance practices and practical tips to avoid potential risks and pitfalls in light of the recent updates.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Overview of Key QPP Changes
- MSSP Program Changes
- MSSP and the new QPP Rule
- Managing Opportunities and Risk Issues
- Recent Compliance Trends, Developments and Updates
- Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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