Metrics & Measures
MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) is the new rule on Medicare physician reimbursement that reforms the payment model through a quality-based program that includes penalties and bonuses tied to performance.
Why MACRA Is Necessary for Healthcare
MACRA stabilizes the reimbursement landscape (the largest penalty a physician can experience in 2019 is four percent) and improves patient access to physician information, but it places tremendous reporting demands on health systems and clinicians.
Why MACRA Is Challenging for Health Systems
MACRA comprises more than 2,400 pages of regulations, which means clinicians need to interpret numerous reports and understand the implications of these regulations on their organizations. MACRA places tremendous reporting demands on health systems and clinicians. Clinicians must also choose which measures they’ll go at risk for—an added strategic decision-making demand on top of the reporting demands. MACRA’s first performance year is 2017, with changes expected every year, so health systems need to start preparing for MACRA now.
Stay Ahead of MACRA with Health Catalyst’s MACRA Solution
Health Catalyst® has heard many concerns about MACRA from the health systems and clinicians we support. Fortunately, as an outcomes improvement company with deep industry experience, we can help health systems not only navigate MACRA, but also stay ahead of the industry’s frequently changing regulatory demands with our new solution, MACRA Measures & Insights—the industry’s best opportunity analysis tool for helping health systems decide what quality measures to go at risk on.