Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on April 27, 2016 to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The Proposed Rule provides specifics on how CMS proposes to implement the “Quality Payment Program,” which includes two paths for payment: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and the Advanced Alternative Payment models.

All Medicare payments will be made through one of these paths starting in 2019. As many components of the new system will be based on 2017 performance, offering providers with specific approaches to the new system as soon as possible is vitally important. In addition to the resources posted below, members may visit the CMS website and American Medical Association website for more information on MACRA implementation.

Society Letters and Resources

Quality Payment Program Pathways

ES MACRA NPRM Comments - June 23, 2016

CMS Quality Measure 2016 Development Plan - February 26, 2016

Society MACRA RFI Letter to CMS - November 17, 2015

Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) 2016 Session: Surviving the Transition to New Quality Payment Programs

Resources from CMS

MIPS and APMs Overview

CMS Quality Payment Program

Upcoming Webinars and Past Webinar Recordings on MACRA

Flexibility and Support for Small Practices

MACRA Proposed Rule

Quality Payment Program: Key Objectives

Advancing Care Information Fact Sheet

Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in the Quality Payment Program

Improvement Activities in MIPS APMs

APMs: Medicaid and All-Payer Models Fact Sheet

Resources from the American Medical Association

Medicare Payment Reform

Preparing Your Practice for Value-based Care

Inside Medicare's New Payment System (Podcast Series)

AMA Wire® Stories

Other Resources

ONC Health IT Playbook

Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative