MACRA: Small practice hug or regulatory choke hold? November 25, 2016 By Keith L. Martin Let me state this from the start: I believe CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt when he says that the rules of his agency’s Medicare reimbursement reform don’t slight small practices and are designed to make it easier to report quality data. Weighing MACRA’s long-term effect on healthcare November 18, 2016 By Jeff Bendix Looking past 2017, Medicare physician payment reform will have a ripple effect on areas including health IT and the future of independent practice. Physicians frustrated, confused by final MACRA rule November 18, 2016 By Todd Shryock With 2017 fast approaching, physicians are taking a hard look at their practice operations to gauge the effects of Medicare payment reform. Here's why a Trump presidency is good for physicians and patients November 16, 2016 By Anish Koka The election of Donald Trump may mean an era of empowering physicians and is reason for optimism. What will MACRA mean for small practices? November 10, 2016 By Jeff Bendix Congress’s passage of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will have profound implications for the nation’s physicians, especially those practicing alone or in small groups. How will the Trump administration change healthcare? November 09, 2016 By Todd Shryock Donald Trump’s surprising win in the presidential election has put a renewed focus on what will happen to healthcare under the new administration. What every small practice should know about MACRA November 04, 2016 By Todd Shryock The nearly 2,400-page final rule for the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has been reviewed by healthcare experts, and the general consensus is that it’s an improvement compared to the proposed rule, but challenges for small practices remain. An easy guide to MACRA’s reporting options November 04, 2016 Infographic showing everything doctors need to know about MACRA's reporting options. Congress continues down the yellow brick fantasy road with MACRA October 29, 2016 By Ken Fisher MD While Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupting federal and state governments because of deep structural flaws, our Congress refuses to address these flaws and to learn from its past mistakes. MACRA won’t kill private practice says CMS’ Slavitt October 27, 2016 By Keith L. Martin New Medicare reimbursement rules will focus on uniqueness of independent practices vs. single them out, says administrator.