United States

MACRA: The final rule in brief

Nov 08, 2016
From the Healthcare & Life Sciences Institute

Congress passed MACRA to create a more stable and predictable Medicare payment system. The public display version of the final rule was released October 14, 2016.

This brief highlights the major elements of the QPP; how comments to the proposed rule impacted the final rule; considerations for clinicians as they prepare for the first performance year beginning January 1, 2017; and potential long-term impacts of the final rule on the move to value-based payment arrangements, including alternative payment (APMs).