NRHA’S rural MACRA Analysis
Providers in rural America need to be aware of the changes coming as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) regulation recently promulgated by CMS. MACRA attempts to realign physician payments under Medicare to from volume to value. MACRA offers providers that participate in Medicare Part B two options to demonstrate value: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs).
NRHA has extensively reviewed the rule and outlined what rural physicians and providers must know and consider. NRHA has been participating in the process since the inception of MACRA to ensure rural practices were considered, working with lawmakers and regulators to vigorously advocate for rural providers. We will continue to provide information about the law and its implementation moving forward to assist rural providers in understanding the way quality and value are measured under MIPS. NRHA will continue to provide additional guidance and advocacy opportunities through webinars and conferences.
Additional resources are also available on the CMS Quality Payment Program website designed to help providers understand the regulation.