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AMA hosts MACRA update in April



March 31, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: MACRA Payor Issues and Reimbursement Practice Management Professional Development & Education 

The American Medical Association (AMA) will host a free 90-minute webinar on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and its quality payment program (QPP) on April 20 at 4 p.m. PT.


Last fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final policies on implementation of MACRA’s merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). Collectively, these programs are part of what CMS now calls the quality payment program.


CMS has given physicians the opportunity to pick their pace of participation during the 2017 QPP transition year. For 2017, physicians only need to report one quality measure for one patient, one improvement activity or all of the required advancing care information (ACI) measures to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019. While the performance year is 2017, physicians will not receive their payment adjustment until two years later.


The webinar will help physicians understand MACRA and prepare for the transition so they can be rewarded for providing quality care. 


Click here to register.

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