The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently closed the public comment period for its proposed rule to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). This means that Medicare will soon change its payment system for physicians, and there could be broad implications for physicians, health systems, health plans, consumers and others.
This briefing explored the key concerns and considerations raised during the comment period, along with possibilities and prospects for moving forward.
Lemeneh Tefera, medical officer, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Thomas Eppes, family physician, Central Virginia Family Physicians
Tonya Wells, vice president, public policy & federal advocacy, Trinity Health
Don Fischer, former chief medical officer (retired), Highmark
Stephanie Glover, health policy analyst, National Partnership for Women & Families
Anshu Choudhri, managing director, value-based policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; and Cynthia Brown, vice president, government affairs, American Medical Association, will be available to answer questions during the Q&A portion of the briefing.
Marilyn Serafini of the Alliance will moderate.
The Alliance for Health Reform gratefully acknowledges the support of the American Medical Association and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for this event.
Full Transcript (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Lemeneh Tefera Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Thomas Eppes Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Tonya Wells Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Don Fischer Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Stephanie Glover Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)