Survey Shows Independent Practices Want to Participate in MACRA
When MACRA was approved as a replacement to Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), it was clear that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) was seeking a clear path to move more reimbursement to value-based care instead of fee-for-service. They have made no bones about suggesting that this is one course toward containing the high cost of healthcare.
In October, the final rule was released, providing details on how the program will work beginning in 2017. Since then, there has been a lot of information coming out as vendors and providers try to prepare. Kareo, a leading provider of solutions for independent practices, conducted a brief survey to understand how ready independent practices are for the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP).