No matter which level of participation physician practices choose for the first Quality Payment Program performance period beginning January 1, 2017, CMS's "Pick Your Pace" announcement—and reinforced with the release of the final rule—means practices should proactively prepare for the impact of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) on physician quality reporting and reimbursement.
MACRA Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for the MIPS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System delivers a veritable MACRA toolkit for physician practices, with dozens of tips and strategies that lay the groundwork for reimbursement under Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), expected to begin in 2017 and one of two payment paths Medicare will offer to practices.
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In this 24-page special report, Eric Levin, director of strategic services, McKesson, provides an insightful overview of MACRA and sketches a detailed blueprint for MACRA readiness. Levin's advice covers more than 50 concepts to boost physician practice preparation, offering a compelling case for practices to polish their performance reporting skills.
With a focus on the MIPS path, since most practices will opt for MIPS rather than the Alternative Payment System (APM) based on current risk-contracting strategies, this report details the following:
A summary of MACRA eligibility, performance categories and data submission options;
Considerations for small and solo physician practices;
Four types of MACRA education, technical assistance and peer support options;
Five reasons physicians should prepare now for MACRA;
A dozen immediate actions physician practices can take in advance of MACRA rollout;
- Using the CMS Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) to determine value;
Five steps to prepare for MACRA implementation;
Three reasons it makes sense to adopt the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model;
- Six advantages to enrolling in Medicare chronic care management;
- and much, much more, including key takeaways and lessons learned from existing physician quality reporting initiatives.
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