On October 14th, CMS released the final rule for implementation of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). At nearly 2,200 pages, it's a bit lengthy and overwhelming, even for the most passionate policy reader. Thankfully, they did release a much more “user-friendly” summary released as well, at just 24 pages. There's no way that any busy physician could possibly expect to understand the entirety of this complex rule, which sets the guidelines for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM) reimbursement pathways. With the many analysis taking place, along with the CMS summary, we've boiled it down to a “Top 20 Takeaways”, to help you better understand MACRA. Please visit the link below for that document, and additional resources you will find helpful.
Click here for the Top 20 Takeaways
Click here for the CMS Summary of the Final Rule