What’s Next for Medicare Provider Payment?

Key Materials (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“2017 Value-Based Payment Study”. American Academy of Family Physicians. November 29, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/j6At

“Breaking Down the MACRA Final Rule”. Billy Wynne. Health Affairs Blog. November 9, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/YPfC

“CMS Announces MACRA Rule Changes”. Shannon Firth. MedPage Today. November 2, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/4gxm

“Refining an alternative to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)”. Kate Bloniarz and David Glass. MedPAC. November 2, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/8qv9

“Next steps for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)”. Kate Bloniarz and David Glass. MedPAC. October 5, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/KMa3

“What Should We Conclude From ‘Mixed’ Results In Payment Reform Evaluations?”. Len Nichols, Alison E. Cuellar, Lorens Helmchen, Gilbert Gimm, and Jay Want. Health Affairs Blog. August 14, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/Enyf

“Improve Quality, Control Spending, Maintain Access – Can the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Deliver?”. Eric C. Schneider and Cornelia J. Hall. NEJM Catalyst. February 13, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/qQdj

“New Directions for Medicare Physician Payment”. Jordan Kiszla and Rachel Nuzum. The Commonwealth Fund. June 21, 2016. Available at http://allh.us/4kBy

Additional Materials (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“CMS’s Big MACRA Surprise – Physicians Will be Judged Based On Cost In 2018 MIPS Calcualtion”. Lynn Barr, Tim Gronniger, and Tim Putnam. Health Affairs Blog. November 22, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/vmyf

“Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2016: Seeing Improvement, Transformation Takes Time”. Robert Saunders, David Muhlestein, and Mark McClellan. Health Affairs Blog. November 21, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/DkMN

“Consumer Protections in New Medicare Payment and Delivery Models: A Checklist”. Julie Carter. AARP Public Policy Institute. November 20, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/6HUe

“Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models”. Maria Castellucci. Modern Healthcare. November 20, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/G3Y4

“Quality Payment Program Year 2: Final Rule Overview Fact Sheet”. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. November 16, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/XJAx

“Quality Payment Program Rule Executive Summary”. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. November 16, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/kwpN

“Experts: Payers Will Forge Ahead with New Pay Models”. Shannon Firth. MedPage Today. November 13, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/Jdqy

“CMS allows more docs to sit out MACRA”. Virgil Dickson. Modern Healthcare. November 2, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/AKCG

“Mapping a course to measure the impact of payment reform”. Catalyst for Payment Reform. October 25, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/3E7N

“MedPAC urges repealing MIPS”. Virgil Dickson. Modern Healthcare. October 5, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/AKbY

“MACRA Implementation Timeline and Key Dates You Should Be Aware Of”. Digirad. August 10, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/BgnE

“As MACRA Implementation Proceeds, Changes Are Needed”. John O’Shea. The Heritage Foundation. April 28, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/xrWJ

“How the Money Flows Under MACRA”. Kavita Patel, Loren Adler, Margaret Darling, Paul B. Ginsburg, and Steven M. Lieberman. The Brookings Institution. July 12, 2016. Available at http://allh.us/GywH

“Medicare Delivery System Reform: The Evidence Link: The Latest Facts and Results on Medicare ACO, Medical Home, and Bundled Payment Models”. Kaiser Family Foundation. Available at http://allh.us/49xf