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Congress Should Replace Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

While the first performance year of the MIPS program has just ended, some observers have already raised concerns that MIPS will fail to improve patient care, even as it generates substantial administrative burdens. In this blog post, we argue that these concerns are well founded and that MIPS or a similar value-based purchasing program is unlikely ever to achieve its goals.  (more…)

Key Takeaways From the Final MACRA Rule, Plus Remaining Challenges

There are three important takeaways from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services final rule on implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). 


What will happen when PCPs are paid like Quarterbacks?

As payment models move towards non-fee-for-service systems, primary care providers will increasingly be positioned as the quarterbacks for the healthcare team. Guest contributors Bob Kocher and Anuraag Chigurupati discuss what this change means for specialists, hospitals, and health systems. (more…)

A Comprehensive Strategy for Primary Care Payment Reform in Medicare

The CPC+ACO model should be evaluated now as a possible path for smaller, independent physician practices.

Physician payment in Medicare is changing: Three highlights in the MACRA proposed rule that providers need to know

The newly released proposed rule provides answers  regarding the specifics of implementation of MIPS and the APM incentives. (more…)

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