Last year, an overwhelmingly bipartisan Congressional majority – with the support of the medical community and stakeholders – passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The law ended more than a decade of last-minute fixes and potential payment “cliffs” for thousands of Medicare fee-for-service clinicians, while moving away from paying for each service a physician provides toward a system that rewards physicians for coordinating their patients’ care and improving the quality of care delivered.
This spring, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 962-page proposed rule that lays out the agency's plan for implementing this groundbreaking Medicare payment reform law.
CMS has also created a listserv to help physicians and other stakeholders stay up-to-date on the proposed rule and other changes related to MACRA. CMS will send weekly emails informing the listserv of content updates, training opportunities and key milestones. To sign up for the listserv click here.
The California Medical Association (CMA) is also hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 15, to provide physicians with the latest information on MACRA. The webinar will be presented by Ashby Wolfe, M.D., MPP, MPH, CMS Region IX Chief Medical Officer. This webinar is free to CMA members ($99 for non-members). For more information or to register, visit www.cmanet.org/events.