MACRA is paved with good intentions but steep in implementation challenges. It is a monumental task for anyone reading the final rule issued by CMS on October 14, 2016, for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (2017).

The document is indeed full of legal intricacies. The good news is: MACRA will pay physicians for continuing to do what they always wanted to do: provide the best possible care in the best interest of their patients.

Now for the bad news: MACRA marks the most significant change to clinician reimbursement in more than 20 years; and we all have to be ready.

The updated MACRA timeline is still aggressive, but its final adjustments reflect greater flexibility than what was outlined as recently as June, 2016.

Performance measures will still go into effect in 2017, so let’s get up to speed on how this intricate program will affect your organization. Read more