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. Small practices likely to be ‘losers’ under MACRA May 04, 2016 By Keith L. Martin CMS acknowledges that smaller practices will face penalties of $300 million under MIPS in year one. 7 things physicians need to know about MACRA proposed rule April 28, 2016 By Chris Mazzolini The federal government is about to transform the way physicians are paid by Medicare Pharma industry must adopt value-driven perspective : Providers and health plans aren’t the only industry groups affected by the shift to value-based care. It’s time for pharma to get in on the action. Critical mistakes to avoid in value-based payment models March 22, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate As alternative payment models gain traction, payers and providers must take the appropriate steps to thrive.