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Latest Medicare Reform Bill Cements Link Between Provider Quality and Payment

Congress has enacted the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” (MACRA), which makes sweeping changes to the Medicare payment system.  Initially conceived to put an end to the perennial struggle with the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) methodology, MACRA replaces the SGR with a valuation system that will minimally increment Medicare fees in the near term but which will eventually tie physicians’ fees to the quality measures they report. 

Categories: medicare reimbursement, PQRS, MIPS, VBM, MACRA

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