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MACRA Update from EBG

On May 9, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule addressing implementation of physician payment reforms included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This proposed rule defines how CMS intends to shift traditional fee-for-service payments that reward physicians for the volume of services delivered to Medicare payments that reward value and patient outcomes.

The changes to the physician payment system are immense and complex. Epstein Becker & Green has compiled an “Overview of MACRA Proposed Rule” so AAHKS members can get a better understanding and determine how best to participate. The report will also be used to guide AAHKS’ comments to CMS on the proposed rule due in June. Read the report.


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