Your Blueprint For Navigating MACRA and the Quality Payment Program

Implementation of the Quality Payment Program, created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), is officially underway. On Jan. 1, the 2017 performance period for the Quality Payment Program began for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) participants. This is a transition year for the program and clinicians have four options for participating in the Quality Payment Program: MIPS testing; partial MIPS participation, full MIPS participation or Advanced APM participation.

The College’s new and improved MACRA Information Hub on is designed to help members understand and implement the Quality Payment Program. The hub includes information on common MACRA terms; the MIPS and Advanced APM pathways; requirements for the Quality Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information and Cost categories; key program dates, cardiovascular quality measures; and more. As the program progresses, additional information and resources will be added to the Hub.


Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Health Expenditures, Health Resources, Medicare, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, Quality Improvement

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