Hello? Are you listening?
It seems like the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) was listening when TMA and hundreds of Texas physicians told the agency to fix its draft rule to implement Medicare's new quality payment programs. CMS published the final MACRA rule on Oct. 14. At first blush, the 2,398-page document appears to include some significant improvements for physicians and patients..
Physician practices will have a busy two-and-one-half months trying to get ready to begin collecting and reporting data on Jan. 1. Check out our 5-Step Checklist for MACRA Readiness .