September 08, 2016
CMS Announces MACRA Flexibility
Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting Administrator, published a blogpost detailing different options that eligible clinicians may follow for participation in MACRA in 2017. Earlier this year, ASA submitted comments on the MACRA proposed rule arguing that CMS not sacrifice the care necessary in developing a smart and defensible payment program under MACRA for an aggressive implementation timeline. It appears that CMS has listened to ASA and others in the physician community in granting flexibility to physicians seeking to participate in the program.
As discussed in the CMS blog, eligible clinicians may have up to four options to avoid negative adjustments under MACRA in 2017.
For general information on MACRA, please visit the ASA website.