While some may be prompted to join a larger organization or network to decrease their risk of MIPS penalties and gain quicker access to the APM track--which may well be one of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' surreptitious goals in introducing MACRA
in the first place--there are steps that those individuals and small groups who choose to remain independent can take now to maximize their chances of landing on the bonus side of the MIPS ledger.
SilverVue Check provides clinicians with an application that enables a path to MACRA
compliance and reporting objectives, resulting in improved MIPS Composite Performance Scores, better patient health, increased Medicare and private insurance reimbursements, and improved MACRA
payment adjustments over time.
Since opting out is impractical for many hospital-based physicians and surgeons, the next best strategy will be to pass legislation that exempts "non-par" physicians from MACRA
and does not require MOC for licensure, hospital privileges, or payment.
By aligning these programs within MACRA
, CMS is consolidating requirements to reduce the reporting burden on clinicians.
Lane adds that it is also important to note that the trend toward evidence-based medicine began before MACRA
based company focused on physician-led ACOs, agrees with Smith, noting that he recently spoke with a lead Republican staffer who said that ACOs "have been taken off of the ACA playing field and are now on a new playing field, which is called MACRA
was passed as a bipartisan legislation and is unlikely to have significant revisions in the near future.
The 2200 pages of the MACRA
Final Rule have to do with that kind of value.
Congress created the MACRA
Medicare physician payment fight to kill the old sustainable growth rate payment fights.
The agency is currently reviewing comments on its proposed regulations to implement MACRA
(Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), with a final rule expected in November.
The results of Macra
na Feirme's 2016 Young Farmer Survey were released yesterday.
At the OSMAP meeting, Steven Stack, MD, 2015-16 AMA President, shared his perspective on the status of MACRA
, MIPS and narrow networks.