Medicare Payment Reform
Prepare for changes happening through the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
CMS Finalizes Historic Medicare Reform Law
A final rule released on Oct. 14, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) details the final regulations for implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the historic Medicare reform law that repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula last year. Read the AMA summary or view the key changes in the QPP final rule.
While the AMA is in the process of fully analyzing the regulations, a first review reveals that CMS responded to many of the concerns expressed by physicians about the proposed rule issued last spring. View key changes or read more about the details on AMA Wire®. Summaries, fact sheets and other CMS resources are available on the agency's website.
The AMA will host educational webinar sessions to help physicians prepare and understand what the final rule means for their practice. Physicians and medical society staff are welcome. Both sessions will cover the same material. Register for Nov. 21st or register for Dec. 6th.
The AMA Payment Model Evaluator
The AMA Payment Model Evaluator provides you with educational resources, a brief assessment to discover where your practice stands under MACRA and actionable resources to maximize success.Start Assessment
Inside Medicare's New Payment System
Listen to industry experts and physician leaders discuss topics such as new payment models and quality reporting in this interview series from ReachMD™ and the AMA. Recent interviews include the following podcasts:
Interview Series from ReachMD™ and the AMA
Action Kit to Prepare for MACRA
PowerPoint: Share Preparation Tips with Colleagues
Medicare Physician Payment Reform Benefits by State
MACRA FAQ and Myth/Fact Clarifications
MACRA Bill Summary
MACRA Comparison vs. Prior Law
CMS Resource: Flexibilities and Support for Small Practices
Webinar: Prepare Your Practice for Value-Based Care
Medicare Payment Reform NewsPhysician Voice Shapes Medicare Pay Reform Final Rule 10/20/2016
With the issuance of its final rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a new Medicare payment system called the Quality Payment Program (QPP).CMS Finalizes Historic Medicare Reform Law 10/14/2016
A final rule released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) details the final regulations for implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the historic Medicare reform law that repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula last year.Payment Model Proposal Process for MACRA Begins 10/11/2016
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) established the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on physician-focused payment models (PFPM).