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MACRA Implementation

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program to Support Health IT Progress

by Sara Heath

The head of ONC is targeting MACRA implementation of the Quality Payment Program as the driving forces behind improving health IT and seamless data flow. In a speech delivered late last week to the Association of Health Care Journalists,...

HHS Releases Finalized Quality Payment Program, MACRA Rule

by Sara Heath

The Department of Health and Human Services has officially released the final rule for the Quality Payment Program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), according to a press release. The Quality Payment Program,...

Are the Proposed MACRA Rule, Implementation Plans Flawed?

by Sara Heath

The provisions in the looming MACRA rule may cause more problems than they are  worth, says Niam Yaraghi, fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation, in an op-ed published on the Health Affairs...

Industry Groups React to MACRA Participation Flexibilities

by Sara Heath

Several industry groups have expressed praise for the new MACRA Quality Payment Program reporting guidelines and flexibilities that CMS released late last week. The guidelines ease the program’s reporting requirements by allowing...

CMS: Providers Choose Pace for Quality Payment Program in 2017

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Well in advance of the final rule for the Quality Payment Program — comprising both the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) — the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...



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