Physicians: MACRA Threatens Small Independent Practices

Nine out of ten solo practices plan to minimize Medicare volume to avoid filing quality and clinical practice improvement reports or cost performance reports to CMS, survey data finds.

Federal legislation that aims to improve healthcare quality and reward those improvements with incentives tied to reporting bodes ill for the dwindling supply of small physicians practices that accept Medicare.

The culprit is the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which passed in 2015.

A BlackBook Research survey of 1,300 physician groups of five or fewer clinicians found 67% of such physician practices believe their independence will end with MACRA.

By HealthLeaders Media

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