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.