This post is part of the MACRA Monday series of blog posts where we dive into the details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) and related topics.
We took last week off from our MACRA Monday series of blog posts. It seems like we’re in a kind of lull period for the program. Either you’ve started collecting the data you’ve needed or you haven’t. Plus, we’re kind of waiting for the next MACRA Final rule to drop for more details.
With that in mind, I did want to see what some of the latest things that were being shared on Twitter when it comes to MACRA. I found a lot of strong opinions about the program, some good resources, and some forward-looking thoughts on what could be coming in the next MACRA final rule.
There is still MACRA with APMs, that has broad support. FFS is not a path forward
— John Moore (@john_chilmark) October 30, 2017
It’s hard to argue with John. Not just because he’s a smart guy, but because he’s right that it’s hard to imagine a path forward that’s fee for service and doesn’t include a shift to value based care in some form or fashion. At least given the current market dynamics.
— Chuck Webster MDMSMS (@wareFLO) October 30, 2017
This caution from Workflow Chuck should have us all nervous about the shift. I see a lot of healthcare organizations going after the target as opposed to the goal of value based care.
— Kelly Whittle (@whittleadvisors) October 27, 2017
MACRA is going to impact your biz. I liked the way Kelly broke it out into 4 areas. No doubt some of these things could be argued both ways.
You had no right to throw all physicians & patients under the bus with MACRA MIPS, let alone ACA.
AMA disgrace to all.
90% Drs not members!
— IP4PI (@IP4PI) October 26, 2017
This is still how most doctors I know feel about MACRA and even meaningful use before it. They feel like they’ve been thrown under the bus.
Here are two forward looking resources that look at what we might get from the MACRA Final Rule:
— Phreesia (@phreesia) October 30, 2017
— Scott Zimmerman (@scottzsays) October 30, 2017
What else are you hearing about MACRA? Would love to hear your thoughts, insights, questions, perspectives, rants, etc in the comments.