What Do Doctors Need to Know About MACRA and MIPS? – 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.

While at the HIMSS 2017 conference, I had a chance to do a video interview with MACRA expert, Alexandria (Alex) J. Goulding, Public Policy Manager at iHealth. We cover a broad range of MACRA topics focused on the practical things that doctors should know about MACRA and MIPS.

You can find the full MACRA video interview at the bottom or click any of the links below to skip to a specific answer:

Do you have other perspectives and insights that you’d add to what Alex Goulding offered above? Please share them in the comments.

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

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  • Great points by your expert guest, seems to have the pulse of the program and the strategy. Noting what could have been in yet another SGR rodeo = context. Adamant that the MACRA law is safe can lend to further strategic thinking by such an expert. Thanks for posting.

  • MIPS part of MACRA is dead. Happening already. Either by political change or dead by 1000 cuts, MIPS is dead. Forget the “bipartisan” tag line. Nice try. Killing SGR was bipartisan, the rest was piled on by CMS/ONC and idiots that have NO idea what damage they are doing to front line providers with buzzword, value based self-reporting, meaningless, burdensome regulations. Its dead.

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