MACRA and the Quality Payment Program

Resource summary

The MACRA law eliminated the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that had previously been used to calculate Medicare payments to physicians and had resulted in repeated threats of severe payment cuts. The law provides a more predictable Medicare payment schedule for physicians and other clinicians, while moving the payment system away from a volume-based system toward a system that rewards value. This new payment system is called the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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Executives
Practice Manager
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Primary Care
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Theory
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American College of Physicians
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