MACRA Implementation

Ready or Not, MACRA Implementation Has Begun

Despite varying levels of readiness to participate in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, the window for eligible clinicians to begin reporting data opens in January 2018. Recognizing that many practices are still building the infrastructure to participate fully in MACRA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded with changes for the second year of the program.

These updates to the 2018 Quality Payment Program aim to simplify reporting requirements and provide greater flexibility for eligible small, independent and rural providers. By raising the low-volume threshold, about 200,000 more clinicians will be excluded from MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018.

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