The Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created a new Quality Payment Program for Medicare providers. Under MACRA, there are two possible tracks for participation: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advanced Alternative Payment Models To move providers from a volume-based payment system to a value-based style of payment, ...
Mar 6th, 2017
During a Joint Address to Congress, Feb. 28, President Trump called on Democrats and Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and provider better healthcare. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” Trump said. “The way to make health insura...
Dec 5th, 2016
Below are prepared remarks by Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting Administrator before the MACRA MIPS/APM Summit, Washington, D.C. on December 1, 2016. The full text can be read on the CMS Blog. This is an important way to understand the context behind MACRA. To build on the foundation we have begun on reforming the delivery system ...
President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Congress will take control of the country’s healthcare system in January. Don’t expect a quick or iconoclastic revamp, healthcare experts at Leavitt Partners recently told webinar attendees; however, when the executive and legislative branches of government are unified by party, major change is likely to happen. Meaning, the Affordable ...
In MACRA
Apr 28th, 2016
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, released April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a giant step toward a quality-based payment system. The proposed rule sets out to establish the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for eligible clinicians or groups paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). As required by the ...