WHA MACRA Physician Focused Education Video Available (12/15/16)

As a direct result of input from WHA’s Physician Leaders Council, WHA has developed a brief high level video targeted at an audience of staff physicians that our members’ physician leaders could use in departmental staff meetings, etc., to help educate their physicians in advance of and during their organizations' implementation of MACRA.

The video can be found here. The video features WHA’s incoming 2017 physician leader representatives on the WHA Board of Directors – Dr. Andy Anderson and Dr. Mark Thompson.

On April 27, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed regulation on key elements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, otherwise known as MACRA. MACRA is bipartisan legislation enacted last year to repeal and replace the much-maligned Sustainable Growth Rate on physician payments under Medicare.

Under MACRA, eligible providers, including physicians and other health professionals, will operate under one of two programs—the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

CMS Fact Sheets: