Jennifer McLaughlin, senior associate director for governmental affairs at the Medical Group Management Association, shares her insights on the present moment around healthcare legislation and regulation in Congress
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $20 million each year over the next five years to fund on-the-ground Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small...
According to a Black Book survey of 1,300 physician groups of five or fewer clinicians, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of high Medicare-volume doctors foresee the end of their independence due to the physician payment changes that will take place under MACRA
When Dr. John Halamka says that excessive complexity in the required measures under the proposed new rule issued by CMS could cause him to leave medical practice, federal healthcare officials might want to pause to consider
Nearly a year after MACRA was signed into law, there is still little awareness about the health IT provisions of the bill amongst the provider community. Nonetheless, healthcare leaders cannot afford to wait.
While CMS’s Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said earlier this week that the meaningful use program will soon be replaced with something better, health IT leaders seem uncertain on if momentous changes are indeed in store.
Could CMS’s development process around its new Quality Measure Development Plan provide an opening for clinicians and clinical informaticists to help shape the future they must needs live under in any case?
CMS has released a Quality Measure Development Plan to serve as a strategic framework for the future of clinician quality measure development as healthcare transitions to the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs).