MACRA: Advancing Care Information

MACRA was signed into legislation by Congress in April 2015. One year later, HHS issued the MACRA proposed rule, which will become known as the Quality Payment Program (comments on rule are due in late June). The goal is to move away from fee-for-service to value-based rewards and incentives: Paying for what works to help improve patient engagement, population health management, and slows expenditures.

CMS wants to improve interoperability, expand MU program flexibility and create more user-friendly technology for physicians/clinicians to engage and help patients. Advancing Care Information is the new name for a new/more flexible Meaningful Use. Here's a look at what will change.