Hospitals, Physicians Can Benefit From Collaboration Under MACRA Last Updated: September 29, 2016
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HFMA: Hospitals should consider the potential risks and benefits of partnering with physicians to optimize performance under the new Medicare physician payment law. The impact of two key components of the new physician payment system is still unfolding, according to Danielle Lloyd, vice president of policy development and analysis for Premier. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reorganization Act of 2015 (MACRA) in an almost-1,000 page proposed rule that was issued April 27. The rule describes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for quality reporting and also the criteria for participation in designated alternative payment models (APMs).

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