MACRA: Propose Your Own Physician-Focused Payment Model

Have you been reading up on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the new Quality Payment Program? Are the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and advanced alternative payment models (APMs) not good fits for your practice and specialty? If they're not, consider proposing your own physician-focused payment model. Register today to learn about this opportunity and how to submit a strong proposal.

MACRA repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for updating payment rates under the Medicare physician fee schedule and required the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to replace it with two new payment paths: the fee-for-service MIPS program and incentives for participation in APMs. CMS implemented the first performance period for MIPS and APMs under the new Quality Payment Program framework on Jan. 1. However, MACRA also specifically encourages the development of physician-focused payment models and created the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) to review and make recommendations regarding proposals to the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

PTAC will host a webinar on Monday, Feb. 27, from 1 pm to 2 pm CT on How to Submit a Proposal to PTAC: Clarifications and Tips for Submitters. A question and answer session will be held after the presentation. Submit your questions in advance by emailing PTAC[at]hhs[dot]gov with the subject line "webinar question." A recording and slides will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

Before you participate in the webinar, learn the basics by visiting the PTAC website and read the FAQs. Visit the TMA MACRA Resource Center to stay current on all things MACRA. 

Action, Feb. 15, 2017

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February 15, 2017

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