Making Sense of MACRA: A Guide for the Employed Physician
Use this checklist to ensure your administrator is capturing your data properly, which will help optimize revenue for you and your practice.
Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Sep-Oct;24(5):17-20.
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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law in April 2015. The legislation established the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which is the umbrella term for the two new tracks for Medicare payment: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). Initially, most employed family physicians will likely participate in the MIPS track of QPP.
All eligible clinicians (ECs) reporting under the same tax-payer ID number (TIN) must report on the same six measures, regardless of specialty. While groups are scored at the group level (or TIN level), the final score is assessed at the individual national provider identifier (NPI) level.
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