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MACRA Final Rule

10 things to know about the MACRA Final Rule – Becker’s Hospital Review

After a listening tour and nearly 4,000 public comments, CMS released the final rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, a landmark payment system for Medicare physician fees that replaces the sustainable growth rate formula.


MACRA: CMS will give docs 4 options for 2017 – FierceHealthcare

Bowing under industry pressure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday it would ease the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.


MACRA Implementation Could Be Delayed – Healthcare Informatics

During a recent U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt left open the possibility that the new sweeping changes set to overhaul physician payment could be pushed back from the intended start date of Jan 1, 2017.


CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACO Benchmark Rebasing Rules

  On February 3, 2016, CMS published a proposed rule that would revise the methodology CMS uses to measure the performance of¬†accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program¬†(Shared Savings Program) in order to encourage participation in the program.¬


If EHR Incentive Program Ending, What’s Next?

  Sizing Up Impact a New Regulatory Approach Will Have on Privacy, Security.¬†A federal official’s comments this week that the government is “ending” theHITECH Act’s¬†“EHR Incentive meaningful use” incentive program for electronic health records is raising numerous questions.


2016 Will Bring Flurry of New Rules And Regulations Affecting Healthcare

  Last year ushered in a bevy of new rules and regulations that are already affecting the healthcare industry: a fix to the¬†sustainable growth-rate pay formula¬†for physicians; a mandatory bundled-payment program¬†that would affect 67 markets across the country;

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