Final MACRA Rule Released by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this morning released its final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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CMS also announced a new Quality Payment Program website to explain the new payment program under MACRA and help clinicians identify the quality measures most helpful for them.

National Payment Reform Summit Final Summary Report:
Accelerating the Implementation of Value-Based Care and Payment

Stakeholders who are working to develop Alternative Payment Models (APMs) are facing a number of significant barriers and challenges, and those who would implement APMs or receive care supported by them have expressed a number of serious concerns about the way APMs are currently being designed and about potential negative consequences poorly-constructed APMs may have on patients, providers, payers, and communities. Failing to address these problems in a proactive and effective way will slow progress in improving the quality and affordability of healthcare and make it difficult to build support for implementing more effective payment models.

To address these issues and formulate recommendations on how stakeholders might approach barriers in a collaborative way, more than 80 national and local health care leaders from 33 states convened in Washington D.C. in June for the 2016 National Payment Reform Summit.

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The MACRA Playbook: National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit

November 30 – December 2, 2016
Washington, D.C.


NRHI is co-sponsoring this dynamic hybrid conference and internet event that offers content and tips for every stakeholder in healthcare.

Choices must be made about how to implement the provisions of MACRA, and these choices will have profound impacts on the future of healthcare. Although the provisions of MACRA are directed specifically at physicians, the incentives and accountability required under MACRA will affect every healthcare provider— hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, etc.—and it will affect health plans and employers that contract with physicians.

The MACRA Summit seeks to provide deep insights into the choices under MACRA and their implications, and it will feature many examples of innovative approaches to healthcare payment and delivery that can help achieve the goals of MACRA.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. For more information visit and to register click As an NRHI Member, enter the discount code “NRHI” and participate at the reduced rate of $995 to attend onsite and $595 to attend online (via live and archived for 6 month video Internet Broadcast).

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NRHI Knows MACRA represents our commitment to the stakeholders and communities we represent. As MACRA implementation moves forward, we remain committed to providing the most relevant, most comprehensive – and above all else, most objective information available on the Law, the Rules, and their effects on healthcare stakeholders and the broader healthcare community.

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