MACRA Resource Center

 Are you ready for MACRA? We are.

MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), also known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP), is designed to help physicians move from fee-for-service to value-based care. The final rule was published in October 2016, and now’s the time to act.
 
MACRA resource center As practices map their strategy, it means that cutting-edge technology to collect data CMS requires is essential. Having solutions with the flexibility to change as CMS requirements and national benchmarks evolve will help practices ensure solid reporting, avoid payment reductions, and prevent public reporting about substandard performance.
 
With our MACRA resource center, we aim to give you the tools and resources that you need to feel confident with the changes to reporting and reimbursement. For a high-level overview we recommend starting with our informative Understand MACRA brochure.

Videos and Webinars

Care360 Videos

Accelerating the move to value-based healthcare
Please join us as Kelly Whittle, MS, founder and CEO of Whittle and Associates discusses MACRA regulations, MIPS, APMs, and the key components that will help your practice develop a strategy for securing future payments and understanding the associated requirements. Watch now

MACRA: 5 big questions answered
MACRA seems to raise more questions than answers, and providers are eager to understand the path forward. There is a maddening swirl of new acronyms joining an already confusing landscape of regulations and reporting changes. We have enlisted Kelly Whittle, of Whittle Advisors, to answer some of the questions we’ve heard most frequently. Watch now


Articles and Case Studies
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Understanding MACRA
MACRA is designed to help physicians move from fee-for-service to value-based care. The final rule was published in October 2016, and now’s the time to act. Our high-level brochure describing the fundamental ideas behind MACRA, QPP, MIPS, and APM provides the primer that you need to understand the changes as they occur. Read now

5 Steps to Help You Prepare for MACRA 2017
Your 2017 reporting will impact payments in 2019, which means it’s time to get ready, now. There are 5 things you can be doing to make sure that you are prepared for MACRA 2017. Read now

The ABCs of MACRA: Understanding MIPS vs. APM
You have probably heard about the basics of MACRA, and know that your practice will participate if you bill Medicare more than $30,000 per year and provide care for more than 100 Medicare patients a year. But there are 2 tracks to follow: MIPS and APM. How can your practice determine what is the best choice beyond 2017? Read now

CMS grant offers to guide small practices with MACRA
If you are part of a small physician practice, with 15 or fewer clinicians, and/or are located in a rural location, a health professional shortage area, or in a medically underserved area, your practice may qualify for help with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reporting. Read now


Additional Resources

Quality Payment Program eligibility assistant

CMS Quality Payment Program website

CMS MACRA website

CMS MIPS eligibility check

AMA Medicare Payment Reform website


For those who are evaluating whether their EHR is ready to handle the new regulations that come with MACRA, rest assured that Quanum Electronic Health Record (EHR) is prepared for these changes. Quanum offers a top-rated ONC HIT certified EHR and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution.

For more information on MACRA, visit the CMS QPP website or our blog.

MACRA 5 questions answered webinar MACRA: 5 questions answered

Kelly Whittle, of Whittle Advisors, answers some of the questions we’ve heard most frequently about MACRA.

MIPS or APM?

The CMS website has a handy tool to check if you are MIPS eligible by simply entering your NPI number.

Care360 blog Get the latest info on MACRA

The Quanum Blog is an excellent place to get the latest info on MACRA, Healthcare IT, and others issues concerning our industry.