Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > MACRA You Can Use:Topics:MACRA<p><a href=""><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a>The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 is a new law that will gradually change the way physicians are paid under Medicare. It aligns reimbursement more closely to quality, outcomes, and cost.</p><p>2017 is the first reporting year for MACRA.</p><p>Stay up to date on the latest MACRA news below, and <a href="">click here to view the variety of PAMED resources for members</a>.</p>’t Started MIPS Reporting Yet? Here’s How You Can Still Earn BonusIt’s early April 2017. While Dr. Isabella Rivas hasn’t entered any patient data, she can still get the 4 percent bonus for a full year of reporting under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Easy Ways to Avoid MACRA Penalty<p>Meeting your MACRA-MIPS reporting requirements is easier than you think, at least in 2017. Physicians and medical practices can do any of these five things in to avoid a penalty: </p>Practice Administrators;# Data Registry for MIPS Reporting - 5 Things To Consider<p>​Here are five things medical practices should consider when choosing a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) to report their patient data under the Merit-based Incentive Program.</p>Practice Administrators;# Webinar: Practice Options Initiative (POI) Update<p>PAMED provides a webinar update on what the Practice Options Initiative is doing to support patient care through a statewide MACRA service. </p> Doctor’s Journey to MACRA-mize Her Reimbursement PAMED’s POI Can Help Practices Transition to Value-Based Care<p>2017 is an important year in health care, as many physicians are transitioning to value-based care payment models. In this video, PAMED’s Angela Boateng, Esq., and Jaan Sidorov, MD, discuss a new resource for Pennsylvania physicians to make this transition. </p> Webinar: From Reporting to Payment Adjustment<p>2017 is a big year in health care, as physicians and practices are scrambling to comply with the new MACRA law. One option for participation is the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Jennifer Swinnich, PAMED’s Director of Practice Support, outlines how your MIPS score will be reported. </p>Members Only;# Webinar: Fundamental Basics<p>Jennifer Swinnich, PAMED’s Director of Practice Support, discusses some basic concepts and timelines involving MACRA implementation for 2017. She also answers member questions.</p>Members Only;# Announces New Opportunities for Physicians to Participate in Advanced APMs in 2018<p>​On Dec. 15, CMS announced two additional opportunities for physicians to participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models in 2018.<br></p> MACRA Checklist: Are You Ready for Implementation in 2017?<p>​During the first year of MACRA implementation in 2017, most physicians are expected to participate in MIPS. Check out these steps physicians and practices can take to get ready for MIPS.</p> Your Guide to Common MACRA Terms and AcronymsMACRA-nyms: Your Guide to Common MACRA Terms and Acronyms: A list of acronyms connected to MACRA seems to get longer by the day. PAMED makes it easy to keep track of them all. Things Physicians and Practices Should Know about the MACRA Final Rule<p>​CMS released its massive MACRA final rule on Oct. 14, 2016. Here's what physicians and practices should know about the rule.<br></p> Will Offer Reporting Flexibility for Physicians and Practices in 2017, CMS Says<p>​Physicians and other clinicians will have multiple options for participation in MACRA's Quality Payment Program in 2017, CMS announced. There will be several reporting options that will enable physicians to avoid negative payment adjustments in 2019.<br></p> Announces Initiative to Help Smaller Practices Prepare for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program<p>​On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Human Services announced that $20 in funding will be made available toward hands-on Quality Payment Program training for Medicare clinicians in solo practice or in group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer.<br></p>

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MACRA Resources You Can Use Specific/MACRA-Support.aspxMACRA ResourcesThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 – otherwise known as MACRA – is a complicated but important law for physicians and medical practices. It calls for a shift toward payment for physicians based on the quality of care provided rather than quantity of patients seen. Failing to successfully participate in MACRA in 2017 could cost your medical practice money in 2019. PAMED has the following resources to help members.