Free webinar will help nurses, physicians expand knowledge of MACRA

February 23, 2017

March 8 event explains how proper implementation impacts future provider payments

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Data collected by nurses, physicians and healthcare professionals this year will impact how Medicare Part B payments are distributed in 2019. The latest webinar from OnCourse Learning will examine putting this new system into practice so providers can receive payments for their services.

To ensure proper implementation of the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, known as MACRA, healthcare professionals can attend the free webinar “MACRA 201: Operationalizing CMS’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System in Clinical Practice,” from 1-2 p.m. ET on March 8.

“Now that the rules concerning MACRA are becoming known, providers want to know how they can organize their practices to meet the rules,” said Jennifer Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, the executive director for nursing, medicine and pharmacy education for OnCourse Learning. “This webinar will start to provide those answers on putting MACRA into use in provider’s practices so they can excel in this new payment structure.”

The webinar, which is available for free through March 15, will be hosted by and, two premier healthcare brands of OnCourse Learning.

Who should attend?

The live webinar is designed for the following professionals:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Registered nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician’s assistants

Course objectives

The MACRA 201 webinar will help attendees use the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System in everyday clinical practice.

Upon completion, participants will be able to describe components of the new payment system; determine operational changes needed to address quality, improvement activities and advancing care information into their individual and group practices; and articulate how to incorporate evidence-based and practice-specific quality data into their practices.

Healthcare professionals also can take the “MACRA 101” CE course by visiting the course registration page.

Meet the webinar speaker

Elizabeth Arend, MPH, is the quality improvement advisor for the National Council for Behavioral Health. She works with internal staff, external stakeholders and direct care providers to oversee and ensure infusion of clinical best practices for all training and technical assistance projects.

Arend is responsible for conceptualization and development of clinical and quality improvement products, monitoring data trends for practice improvement projects and informing strategy to achieve positive outcomes. and are trusted sources of CE content for millions of professionals every year, providing original and unbiased courses on thousands of healthcare-related topics for 20 healthcare professions. Their parent company OnCourse Learning is the largest provider of interprofessional CE content with Joint Accreditation status, which serves the three largest professions in healthcare: nursing, medicine and pharmacy. To learn more, visit and Healthcare employers can provide access to the same interprofessional CE content through OnCourse Learning’s corporate solution, CE Direct. To learn more, visit

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