Making Sense of the New MACRA Announcement
The healthcare transformation from fee for service to fee for outcomes just got an adrenaline shot in the arm April 27th when the Department of Health and Human Services surprised many in the market by announcing a Quality Payment Program, a proposed set of new rules to take effect in 2019 based on key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). You may have many questions, such as:
- What does this mean for you?
- How will it impact your payments?
- What should you be doing today to prepare?
- With quality as a key component to payment, how will it be measured?