MACRA ready

Avoid Negative Payment Adjustment in 2019

Take the rest of 2017 to collect and report your quality measures. Get MACRA Ready with QPP.

Meet MACRA­—the future of health care.

Learn the basics of MACRA: answers to the most frequently asked questions, informative video modules explaining the MIPS and APM payment tracks, and a list of the acronyms and definitions associated with MACRA.

From MACRA to QPP: A Pathway

MACRA is the law, and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is how you get paid under the law.


We've simplified QPP so you can easily follow your path to value-based payment.

MACRA Pathway
QPP now

What is QPP? It's How You Get Paid

Two payment tracks make up the Quality Payment Program (QPP): the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM). However, most physicians will start in MIPS.

Dig into the elements of QPP:

• MIPS                 • AAPMS      
• MIPS APMS      • QPP Technical Assistance

In 2017: Pick Your Pace

Learn what to do in order to avoid a 2019 negative payment adjustment. CMS has named 2017 a transition year to “Pick Your Pace," which gives you time to learn and adjust to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Sign up by October 2nd

Performance Categories under MIPS

Quality + Cost

These performance categories are based on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value-based Payment Modifier (VBPM).

The Value of Quality and Cost(4 page PDF)


The ACI performance category replaces Meaningful Use, while the IA category is based on the five functions of family medicine.

Advancing Care Information (ACI)
Improvement Activities (IA)
Navigating ACI and IA(4 page PDF)

Realizing Payment Now

Get more information about programs and practices you can participate in right now that can boost your revenue while simultaneously preparing you for value-based payment.

Dr. Wanda Filer

President's Message: Keep Up the Good Work You Do

John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP recently shared his thoughts on MACRA, physician burnout, and the potential that comes with change. Read what he has to say in this President's Message.

Important Dates

MACRA’s rollout will be here sooner than you think. Here’s your chance to familiarize yourself with the payment reform timeline.

Learn the important dates »(1 page PDF)

AAFP News   

The AAFP is shaping how MACRA will affect you from AAFP News.

Final MACRA Implementation Rule:
The AAFP Advocated for Family Medicine

After its release in October 2016, the AAFP studied the MACRA final rule with a family medicine lens.

The Executive Summary of the MACRA final rule is a highlight reel packed with the key takeaways.

This table illustrates how AAFP successfully shaped the final rule and which areas will continue to be a focus in 2017.

Read about the AAFP's effort to influence the final rule with a focus on protecting family medicine.

The AAFP Has Your Back

The AAFP is your one-stop resource for everything MACRA. As new MACRA details become available, count on the AAFP to keep you informed.

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MACRA Series Part 1

Making Sense of MACRA: The Big Picture

Payment reform is right around the corner. SGR is out. MACRA is in. It’s time to wrap your head around the shift to value-based payment.

MACRA Series Part 2

Start Today, Prepare for Tomorrow

Learn about three of the programs that make up MIPS and what you can do now to get ready for MACRA implementation in 2017.

MACRA Series Part 3

Using Data to Prepare

Use your QRUR to discover practice improvements that maximize payments, both now and when MACRA begins.

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Meigs + Mullins interview/MACRA discussions.