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  1. MACRA Final Ruling: Here’s What to Know

    By October 18, 2016 10:53 pm

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    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a landmark legislation that alters how Medicare reimburses physicians. The ultimate goal of MACRA is to navigate away from the traditional fee-for-a-service model, to a quality-based reimbursement model.

    The initial rule, proposed in 2015, was met with criticism from much of the medical community for its stringent requirements and hasty preparation period. However, the final ruling, released October 14, 2016, has expanded flexibility and exemptions.

    Here are the updates to know:
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    Topics: MACRA

  2. How-To Prepare Your Medical Practice for MACRA

    By October 5, 2016 7:58 pm


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    Healthcare is staring down the barrel of the largest changes to the industry since Medicare was introduced by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. The recently proposed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has sweeping implications for the way healthcare providers are paid for their services. The ultimate goal of MACRA is to navigate away from the traditional fee-for-a-service model, to a quality-based reimbursement model.

     

    Although MACRA is sure to be an initial headache for clinicians, medical practices need to understand and prepare for the new legislation or suffer significant financial penalties.


    Let’s break it down.

     

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