While MACRA was signed into law in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released updates to it and relaxed other portions of it. Staying on top of current changes and monitoring potential future updates requires more effort from providers.
Improvements to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System are needed to reduce administrative burden and increase emphasis on positive patient health outcomes, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
As the MACRA transition gets underway, it will be crucial for providers to use 2017 to get their IT capabilities up to speed in order to be successful under the new law.
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.
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.