Tag Archive for ‘Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’
Medicare physician payment on the decline: It’s not your imagination
Congressional attempts to control Medicare physician spending through anti-inflationary policies are highlighted as are the future of Medicare payment updates under MACRA.
Redefining surgical value in the Quality Payment Program
Describes the College’s efforts to work with Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop meaningful measures of surgical quality in the Quality Payment Program.
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System for small and rural practices
Describes the challenges small and rural practices transitioning to Quality Payment Program may face and outlines reporting requirements to help these practices succeed in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
Alternative Payment Models
Summarizes the purpose of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the ACS-Brandeis Advanced (A-APM) proposal.
2016 ACS Governors Survey: MACRA: Are surgeons ready?
Surgeons’ views of the payment reforms implemented through MACRA, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
Register now to participate in ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017
Registration is open for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017, May 6–9, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
Preparing for MACRA implementation
This column describes the reimbursement systems that will replace the sustainable growth rate formula and offers recommendations on how surgeons can prepare for the transition.
What’s next? The future of Medicare physician payment in the post-SGR era
The efforts leading up to the repeal of the sustainable growth rate payment formula are described in this article as are the payment mechanisms available under the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act, including a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System.