Finding a Path Through the Acronym Maze Last Updated: June 8, 2017
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Provider Magazine: Andy Edeburn, principle performance partner at Premier, a health care improvement organization based in Charlotte, N.C., tells LT/PAC clients they should be attuned to all VBP developments, no matter the source. For MACRA, he says, the law is simply an extension of the ideas of VBP to the clinician level. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments “really served to impact the acute-hospital industry in the last five to seven years as a result of the ACA,” Edeburn says. “And, what MACRA does is it creates the same arc and trajectory for physicians.

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