As providers gear up to meet reporting requirements under MACRA’s new Quality Payment Program, HIM stands to play a prominent role in the transition to value-based care.
While the final rule contains many different provisions, this article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of four MACRA options providers can choose to implement in 2017.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its hotly anticipated 2,400-page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule on Friday. The rule, now open for comment, finalizes the new payment and healthcare quality reforms for those physicians seeking reimbursement for services by Medicare.
In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.
A new set of changes promises to transform the Medicare reimbursement landscape, and HIM has a role to play. That was the message of Robert Anthony, deputy director, quality measurement and value-based incentives group at the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), during his presentation Monday at AHIMA’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.