Preparing for MACRA: Plan ahead to avoid pitfalls

MACRA and the Quality Payment Program have already gone into effect as of January 1, 2017. To avoid costly penalties, healthcare organizations must be prepared with finance and IT strategies that will drive both financial and quality of care improvement in the age of MACRA. There are, unfortunately, no easy answers to the question of which of the three payment tracks offered under the Quality Payment Program — MIPS, AAPM, or Partial Qualifying APM — is best suited for a particular organization.

Hospital and physician group leaders who read this whitepaper will learn about:
• Requirements to qualify for participation in the three payment tracks
• Scoring and payment information for each track
• Operational readiness goals for your IT strategy