MACRA: Family Physicians Help You Succeed

Making Sense of MACRA's Final Rule

Family Physicians Help You Succeed

Family Physicians Weigh in to Help You Succeed with MACRA

Want to know more about MACRA? Do you want to better understand how your Medicare Part B payment will be determined?

Watch these short videos to hear family physicians John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP, and Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP, discuss MACRA, payment pathways under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, and what you can be doing now to prepare.

What You Need to Know: QPP and MIPS

There are two payment tracks established under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program—the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). Most family physicians will initially participate in MIPS. Watch this short video to learn more about MIPS.

  • What is MIPS and the Quality Payment Program (QPP)?
  • What are the four MIPS performance categories, and who is excluded?
  • What is the Quality category in MIPS?
  • How is the Cost category scored in 2017?
  • What is the MIPS final score?

Your Pathway to Explore Your Options: Pick Your Pace in 2017

2017 is a transition year to allow more eligible clinicians (EC’s) time to adjust to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP). To avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019, you must “Pick Your Pace” for participation now. Watch this short video to learn more about available pace options.

  • How are MACRA and QPP related?
  • Under Pick Your Pace, what is the difference between partial and full participation?
  • As a smaller practice, what should we do under Pick Your Pace?
  • What happens if I don’t participate in Pick Your Pace?
  • Where do we report?