On April 16, 2015 President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which permanently repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), restructured Medicare pay for performance programs, and incentivized alternate payment models.
To replace the SGR, MACRA created two pathways for physician payment:
New Resource Available to Better Understand MACRA
Learn MACRA impacts hospitalists and how to be prepared.
SHM Submits Comments on MACRA
SHM submitted comments to CMS surrounding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), that replaced the SGR and makes changes to physician payment. (June)
Proposed Rule for MACRA Just Released from CMS
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, that replaced the SGR, has just been released as a proposed rule. Read the FAQs for hospital medicine here. (April)