This past week, the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took to social media to provide 4 Key Takeaways on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the comment period:
Reminder that providers have the opportunity to invite representatives from CMS to speak in-person or via webinar to present information on MACRA and field questions.
- Keep an eye out for CMS Fact Sheets providing guidance on topics such as how small practices will fare and how existing Alternative Payment Models overlap with MACRA (Fact Sheet)
- Three areas CMS hopes to improve – payment adjustments, measurement and paperwork
- Stay up-to-date by joining MACRA meetings/events (https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/MACRA-MIPS-and-APMs/Quality-Payment-Program-Events.html).