Potential MACRA Byproduct: Physician Consolidation Last Updated: July 21, 2016
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Modern Healthcare: Doctor consolidation could be a consequence of physician and clinician reimbursement changes portended by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, a reimbursement expert told a healthcare finance conference this week. MACRA, which can boost or cut physician reimbursement depending on quality performance and other measures, is expected to hit small physician practices hard, Premier Vice President Danielle Lloyd told attendees at a session of the Healthcare Financial Management Association annual conference Tuesday. It’s not because they don’t provide quality care. Instead they’ll have a harder time than bigger groups obtaining the information technology and data needed to demonstrate that quality, Lloyd said.

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