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RECENTLY FEATURED STORY
From December 5, 2017
MACRA MIPs/APM Update eNewsletter #20

Healthcare Industry Leaders React to Quality Payment Program Final Rule for 2018
The day after the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule making changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) law, healthcare industry leaders are voicing mixed reactions, but do seem satisfied with some of the increased flexibilities that were maintained from the proposed rule, and intended to provide clinicians with a smoother transition to the Quality Payment Program. Late in the afternoon on Thursday, November 2, CMS published the 1,653-page calendar-year 2018 QPP final rule, under the MACRA law, affecting Medicare-participating physicians covered either under the MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) program, or participating in APMs (advanced payment models). It's clear that easing provider burden in complying with MACRA was a priority for CMS officials in keeping with many of the proposals in the proposed rule. In a press release announcing the final rule, CMS officials stated, "While part of CMS's broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers, these rules also reflect the agency's efforts to promote innovation in healthcare delivery aimed at lowering prices, increasing competition and strengthening the relationship between patients and their doctors." (Healthcare Informatics, November 3, 2017)


RECENTLY FEATURED VIDEO
From November 2, 2017
Bundled Payment eNewsletter #103

Bundled Payments in Perspective: Past, Present and Future

Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA
President, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; Former Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Trinity Health's Unified Clinical Organization; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Euclid Hospital, Hunting Valley, OH


RECENTLY FEATURED RESOURCE
From November 27, 2017
Bundled Payment Update eNewsletter #104

Side-By-Side Comparison: Medicare Bundled Payment Models


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