Flexibility for MACRA requirements announced

Friday, September 9, 2016

News released from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday indicates that CMS intends to be flexible with clinicians participating in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which is new payment reform model aimed at emphasizing quality patient care over volume. MACRA is set to start Jan. 1, 2017.

Acting Administrator of CMS Andy Slavitt said CMS will allow providers to choose the level and pace at which they comply with MACRA requirements during the first reporting year. Organizations/clinicians will have the ability to select from four options to identify their best solution, and then report accordingly.

Furthermore, CMS announced that the final rule will be released by November 1, 2016. Read here for additional details.

Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) continues to follow this legislation closely. Educational opportunities will be available from PHA in the weeks and months following the release of the final rule.

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