MACRA: Health care transformation is picking up speed

| May 5, 2016

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A year and 11 days after President Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) into law, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first major regulation, setting forth the new rules under this game-changing law. MACRA has been a bit of a sleeper issue, and although many are just waking up to realize the groundbreaking plan it has set in motion, it has been years in the making. MACRA is poised to drive payment and delivery reform across the payer mix for the foreseeable future. It doesn’t do Washington’s annual “kick the can down the road” on the “doc fix” that simply maintains Medicare payments to all physicians under an outdated payment system.

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