MACRA and Value-Based Payment resources

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) repealed CMS' flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. MACRA will require that physicians choose one of two paths (Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models) for Medicare payment beginning in 2019.

Read the bill

MACRA 101, what you need to know from a legal perspective 
December 15, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Jill Jensen of Cline Williams Law Firm 
Listen to the recording

Nebraska Medicine Magazine - Value-Based Health Care Delivery

Quality payment program website

What's the quality payment program?

Executive summary

Flexibility and supports for small practices

Patient relationship codes and categories
 (updated December 2, 2016) - CMS page

Upcoming CMS webinars: 

CMS webinar series on patient relationship categories for MACRA

The one-hour webinars will include an overview from CMS representatives about the specific types of categories that have been published. A question-and-answer session for participants will follow.

The webinars will be held at noon ET on the following days for these audiences:

Please click on the links above to register. After you register, you will receive a dial-in number and webinar link. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please check your spam folder. 

For the question-and-answer segment of each presentation, you may either submit question using the chat feature, or raise your hand and CMS will un-mute your line. For those dialed in via phone, you must have your audio pin entered. If you’re listening through your computer speakers and want to ask a question, you must have a working microphone.

If you have questions, please contact the CMS Quality team at  

Understanding Medicare Payment Reform - AMA
Understanding MIPS
Understanding APMS
Preparing your practice for value-based care

Inside Medicare's new payment program podcast series
Payment model evaluator

Other resources
Alphabet soup: A MACRA Glossary and Acronym guide - Texas Medical Association