MACRA Final Rule – MACRA Monday

This post is part of the MACRA Monday series of blog posts where we dive into the details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program.

On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET (Noon PT) Healthcare Scene be hosting a live video interview with three MACRA experts. Many of you might have seen our earlier interview with these three experts where we made predictions on the MACRA final rule and also talked about the challenges practices will face with MACRA. Now that the MACRA final rule has been published, we’re going to do a follow up interview to see where we were right and wrong and also talk about changes that came out in the MACRA final rule.

The great part is that you can join my conversation with this panel of experts live and even add your own comments to the discussion or ask them questions. All you need to do to watch live is visit this blog post on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET (Noon PT) and watch the video embed at the bottom of this post or you can watch on YouTube directly. The conversation will be recorded as well and available on this post after the interview.

Here are a few details about our panelists:


We hope you’ll join us live or enjoy the recorded version of our conversation. Understanding MACRA and evaluating how your practice should approach MACRA is going to be crucial to the success of your organization. Join us so you can learn the latest insights and perspectives on the MACRA final rule.

(To Ask Questions, visit the YouTube page)

If you’d like to see the archives of Healthcare Scene’s past interviews, you can find and subscribe to all of Healthcare Scene’s interviews on YouTube.

Be sure to check out all of our MACRA Monday blog posts where we dive into the details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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1 Comment

  • Disagree on many points of your discussion.

    1. You need a front line provider in your discussions.
    2. Most payers are NOT moving in the MACRA direction.I have not had ONE asking about this.
    3. Reporting is VERY complex, no feedback, no idea of how you are doing until +/- penalty
    4. Its the same as MU/PRQS, same buzzword “value based care” which has no meaning, no actual value. Its costly, burdensome, does not improve value or care.
    5. Only 20% of providers actually participate in MU/PQRS. Look up the numbers. only 180000 reported for this year (out of about 1 million).
    6. Medicare wants ALL payer patient data, which is a massive amount of data, not just Medicare part B. I think that is wrong, and CMS as no right to all payer patient data info. It makes it MUCH harder on providers.
    7. CMS did not address MANY negative comments in the final rule, they flatly ignored them or did not address them. The VAST majority of the comments were negative and they just brushed them off.
    8. Making MDs work as data entry people is below the level of our license, interferes with our actual meaning in life. We are NOT good at it. We will never be good at it.
    9. We need to STOP requiring EHR certification. It gets in the way of innovation. The nanny state EHR cert program now, does not help providers at all. We do not have better safety security interop cost usability and certainly worse burden.
    10. The blowback is coming. If you panel people do not see it coming, then they are not speaking to real front line MDs.

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