MACRA ties all Medicare Part B provider payments to quality and encourages physicians to pursue alternative payment models (APMs). MACRA’s favorable focus on APMs supports continued increase and diversity of these innovation models. MACRA has the potential to transform the healthcare payment landscape beyond Medicare. To mitigate risk under APMs, strategic partnerships with PAC providers will be key.

Background

MACRA is bipartisan legislation enacted in 2015 overhauling the way Medicare pays clinicians under the Part B Physician Fee Schedule. MACRA established the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which provides financial incentives for Medicare Part B providers to participate in risk-bearing APM arrangements for the quality of care they provide to Medicare patients, instead of the quantity of care.


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By |2020-06-01T20:08:59-04:00September 6th, 2019|MarketWatch, Partnership Development, Physicians, Post-Acute|