Tag Archives: MACRA

AHA, AAFP: Practices need virtual groups to pool resources under MACRA

Virtual groups that would allow solo physicians and smaller physician practices the ability to pool their resources when it comes to quality reporting and improvement have been pushed back to 2018 under the final MACRA rule released last week, placing sma Continue reading

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MACRA Final Rule Increases Exclusions

The final rule expands the exclusions, and this means that than half of physicians in practices of 10 and under won’t need to participate. Continue reading

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CMS seeks to ease MACRA implementation by reducing physicians’ administrative burden

The CMS on Thursday announced a long-term initiative to improve physicians’ experience with the Medicare program by reducing administrative burdens. Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” CMS Quality Initiatives: Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design & Other Plans

FRIDAY October 7, 2016: “CMS Quality Initiatives: Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design & Other Plans” Get the Handouts Sponsored by The Health Law Partners, MAS Coding Solutions THIS WEEK, we discuss the big move by CMS to so-called “quality-based” payment … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Leaders Work Toward Successful Implementation of MACRA

Bipartisan leaders from the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee today sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Continue reading

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BREAKING: CMS finalizes controversial hospital-overpayment cut

CMS said it will keep a controversial 1.5% cut to hospital reimbursement. Hospitals expected the cuts to remain at 0.8% as they had been since 2014. Continue reading

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CMS gets an earful on proposed MACRA changes

The deadline to submit comments on the sweeping payment and delivery changes proposed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was June 27. Most major health organization have made their voices he Continue reading

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MACRA May Kill Smaller Physician Groups

A majority of physicians who practice in groups with five or fewer physicians believe the technological and staffing requirements to function in a value-based reimbursement system will force them to join integrated delivery networks or larger groups, acco Continue reading

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SGR Fix Extends Moratorium on 2-Midnight Rule Enforcement

H.R.2 Restricts RAC Reviews of Patient Status Through September Passage of the bill H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) last night by the U.S. Senate extended many programs, including a slight extension of the Medicare Administration Contractors … Continue reading

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