aha voices. Implementing MACRA

December 2016
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2016, Vol. 90 Issue 12, p8
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The article focuses on the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) which replaced sustainable growth rate formula with predictable payment increases in the U.S. Topics covered include the basis of the Quality Payment Program, the measurement of clinicians' performance under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the goal of hospitals and the clinical community in making care safer and more efficient for patients.


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