Making Sense of MACRA: The Value of Quality and Cost


This guide to the quality and cost performance categories of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will help you understand how your scores will affect your future Medicare payments.

Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Mar-Apr;24(2):23-26.

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When passed into law in April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) established two tracks for payment: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). Under MIPS, Medicare Part B payments will be adjusted based on scores from four performance categories: quality, costs, advancing care information, and improvement activities. This supplement focuses on the quality and cost categories of MIPS to help prepare your practice to enhance the value of care you provide patients.


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