MACRA and the New Quality Payment Program: Most Frequently Asked Questions

MACRA and the New Quality Payment Program: Most Frequently Asked Questions

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November 2 | 2-3 PM EST      / With THCB 

On Oct. 14 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released detailed regulations for implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). With so many changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) track, we at Health Catalyst have heard many questions and comments. This is understandable, as the substantial 962-page proposal has grown to the 2,398-page final rule. Also, since nearly all providers will be subject to the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), understanding MACRA and what it means for providers is imperative.

Earlier this year, Bobbi Brown, Health Catalyst Vice President of Financial Engagement, gave us a better understanding of the MACRA proposal. With the help of Dorian DiNardo and Dr. Bryan Oshiro, Bobbi is back to share her insights into the MACRA final rule and its implications for providers in a highly engaging question and answer format. Bobbi and the team will share the most frequently asked questions they have received since the announcement and their answers to them.

Some of the questions covered will be:

  • Do I need to report individually or as a group?
  • How should physicians prepare for MACRA?
  • How do I qualify for an APM?
  • What should be the implementation plan?

We look forward to you joining us. Click here to register.

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4 Comments on "MACRA and the New Quality Payment Program: Most Frequently Asked Questions"


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pjnelson
Oct 31, 2016

The CMS/Congress folks need to give-up their ancient and undying devotion to the uniform actuarial basis for the funding of all E & M services. As a result they should have each citizen pick a Primary Physician for reimbursable routine checkup visits, offered in combination with a regularly scheduled care-plan supervision component. Then there would be a real world validity to the patient assignment issue, upon which the current MACRA mess all falls apart. Maybe Congress is to cheap to get it right by not wanting to spend on the process to identify the physician functioning as a person’s Primary Physician. Remember, that the long-term value of a Primary Physician’s role is to manage the level of uncertainty underlying each person’s HEALTH (see this week’s NEJM) through augmented accessibility!