MACRA- Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Laura Dearing
Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
What Can I do TODAY to prepare for MACRA implementation?
If you haven’t reported data on quality measures through the PQRS or as part of meaningful use, start as soon as possible. Penalties for not reporting or for low quality may impact you this year. More information on Medicare penalties is available.
If you submitted quality data during the last calendar year, you should have access to your Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR). This report will help you understand your performance in terms of cost and quality so you can prioritize potential areas for improvement.
If your practice doesn’t provide chronic care management (CCM) services, consider starting now. Medicare began paying for CCM codes on January 1, 2015. By offering CCM services, your practice will be a step closer to implementing the five comprehensive primary care functions promoted by the CPC initiative. You may also qualify to participate in the APM track. Information on chronic care management and resources to help you start providing CCM services in your practice are available.