Alternative Payment Models
In April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) became law. The law:
- Repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule
- Establishes annual positive or flat fee updates for 10 years and institutes a two-track fee update beginning in 2019.
- Establishes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that consolidates existing Medicare quality programs.
- Establishes a pathway for physicians to participate in an Alternative Payment Model (APM).
Joint Letter to Congress Regarding MACRA Implementation - October 2, 2017(5 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation - August 18, 2017(95 page PDF)
AAFP Executive Summary of the 2018 Proposed QPP Rule - June 23, 2017(2 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to CMS with Recommendations for MACRA Improvements - April 26, 2017(15 page PDF)
AAFP Proposal to PTAC: APC-APM for Delivering Patient-centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care - April 14, 2017(38 page PDF)
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