MACRA Quality Payment Program Resources

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which for 13 years threatened physicians participating in Medicare with potential payment cuts of more than 20 percent. MACRA’s Quality Payment Program – designed to shift physician payment from the traditional fee-for-service, volume-based system to one based on quality and value – has two payment tracks to choose from: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

MACRA News Articles

Nominations for Panels Developing Medicare Cost Episodes


CMS has issued a call for nominations of physicians and other practitioners interested in providing clinical input to develop new Medicare cost measures based on episodes of care.

MIPS Reporting Deadline Fast Approaching


Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period.

MIPS Virtual Group Election Period Ends December 1


Small practices have additional participation opportunities available next year as they look to prepare for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program. The election period is open to form a virtual group for the 2018 MIPS performance per

New MACRA/QPP Resources Available


With just six months left in 2017, it is critically important that physician practices have a plan in place to prepare for the Medicare payment changes that are coming.

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