CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule

October 14, 2016


On Friday, October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the highly anticipated Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule.


The final rule can be downloaded here. McDermottPlus will be posting a summary and highlights from the final rule shortly.

To get up to speed on MACRA check out the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center, a central repository on our website for all manner of MACRA-related resources, including notices from CMS, related news, and original analyses and join our MACRA listserv for updates and resources delivered directly to your inbox.

MACRA will fundamentally change how Medicare pays physicians by consolidating various physician quality programs and creating a pathway to encourage the transition of Medicare payment for physician services from fee-for service to value-based payment.  Through the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) clinicians will have to choose whether to have their performance measured under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or to participate in an advanced alternative payment model.

McDermottPlus’s multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, data analysts and regulatory and legislative experts are developing resources to help medical professional societies, health service providers and product companies understand and analyze this transformative change to the Medicare physician payment system.


Other helpful links on the MACRA Final Rule include:

Quality Payment Program website

Press Release

CMS Blog


Check back frequently for new content and updates on the MACRA final rule.

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