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MACRA: What you need to know

Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
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  1. Many national physician surveys denote that 67% of physicians nationwide have limited knowledge around MIPS reporting and scoring requirements and the impact of MACRA and QPP on their practices.
  2. There are still critical gaps in physician readiness for MACRA.
  3. For 2018 CMS changes - seek to reduce the burden of MACRA by excluding even more solo and small-group practices from MIPS participation.
  4. MACRA is intended to drive/incentivize eligible clinicians to perform higher–quality care.

However, by excluding two-thirds of clinicians nationally (about 900,000)… CMS runs the risk of creating two classes of care for Medicare Beneficiaries; (1) outcomes focused, (2) FFS with excluded clinicians not able to compete in MACRA.

  1. Physicians can check their MIPS eligibility on the website
  2. For more information on the 2017 Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application Overview (
  3. CMS has provided the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to support physicians in preparing for MACRA. Please visit for more information.
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