CMS to publish proposed rule for MACRA implementation, invites clinician comment

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced that a proposed rule for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will be published in the Federal Register Monday, May 9.

The proposed rule will see the electronic health record Meaningful Use program combined with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), effective January 1, 2017.

In response to prior feedback, the successor to Meaningful Use, known as Advancing Care Information, is set to include fewer performance measures and more flexibility for health care providers in meeting the program’s criteria.

The proposed rule also rewards physicians for participating in advanced alte...