Resources on MACRA

Report Your 2018 MIPS Data

Report your 2018 MIPS performance data on the CMS Portal by April 2, 2019 to avoid a 5% negative payment.

New: 2019 MIPS Playbook

Get the AAFP's newest guide to navigating the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)..

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Resources for

the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

Report Your 2018 MIPS Data

Report your 2018 MIPS performance data on the CMS Portal by April 2, 2019 to avoid a 5% negative payment.

What is MACRA?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a law signed by President Obama in 2015. MACRA:

  • Repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule.
  • Creates two payment tracks for Medicare Part B payment: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) track.

MACRA 101: The Basics

Start here.

Just getting started with MACRA? Learn the basics, including what it is, how it will impact payment, and what you need to do now to optimize your financial performance.

MACRA 201: MIPS

All about MIPS.

Learn about Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of the two payment tracks under MACRA that adjusts payment based on performance.

 

MACRA 301: AAPMS

All about AAPMs.

Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) is one of the two payment tracks under MACRA that offers incentives to provide high-quality, cost-effective care.

Realize Payment Now

Steps you can take now to get paid.



Articulating the Value of Family Physicians

Under MACRA, Medicare and other payers will increasingly pay physicians based on the value rather than the volume of their services. The AAFP is helping family physicians communicate this with payers and employers with this literature review. It provides a coherent argument, including references and an annotated bibliography, for why family physicians are invaluable assets in the health care system and for the benefits of having family physicians in a central leadership role within value-based payment systems.

Download A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians »(12 page PDF)

New: 2019 MIPS Playbook

Get the AAFP's newest guide to navigating the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)..

Free for Members
 

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