Top 9 MACRA threats that could become reality for doctors, patients As the rules for MACRA are written, we are again at a critical juncture in U.S. healthcare. The risks to both physicians and their patients is real. MACRA author calls for delay in reporting requirements July 19, 2016 By Jeff Bendix Physicians won’t have to start reporting quality under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) until next July at the earliest, if the law’s co-author has his way. Alternative Payment Model could be saving grace for quality improvement An APM can potentially serve as an opportunity for a practice or organization to generate new ways to improve their patient’s care while simultaneously developing a means to promote financial viability in the new ‘value driven’ system. Eleven ways MACRA will impact your business June 25, 2016 By Tracey Walker What impact will MACRA have on your organization? We asked experts to tell us. MACRA primer for ob/gyns Even if you see few Medicare patients, start preparing for value-focused payment. Meaningful use losing its meaning? June 09, 2016 By Randy Dotinga Regulations surrounding electronic health records are evolving. The medical community waits hopefully for a system that focuses more on outcomes and less on the use of technology itself. MACRA/MIPS is the problem, individual health freedom is the answer June 04, 2016 By Craig M. Wax DO MACRA/MIPS should be abandoned for the good of Medicare patients. MACRAnomics: a guide for physicians May 18, 2016 By Liz Seegert Awareness of, and preparation for, coming changes should begin now, according to Robert Doherty, senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy with the American College of Physicians. MACRA final rule could hit healthcare industry hard May 11, 2016 By Tracey Walker MACRA, which will further the shift to value-based reimbursement, has industry insiders grappling with the complexities, particularly those related to reporting guidelines for providers. Medical societies pleased with MACRA rule May 04, 2016 By Jeff Bendix Medical societies are welcoming the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule for implementing the legislation that will change the way Medicare reimburses physicians.