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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) repealed CMS' flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.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

NMA
Webinar
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

CMS
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 CMSQualityTeam@ketchum.com.  

AMA
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