The Wacky MACRA Final Rules (and The Crapification of Rural Health Care)

Readers will recall that we summarized the effects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed new MACRA rules here:

Crapifying Medicare with the New MACRA Program

MACRA’s goal is to revise how doctors are paid for Medicare by incentivizing for “quality,” replacing the current, fee-for-service system.  To that end, HHS proposed to introduce two new payment systems:  the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Most doctors would automatically qualify to be a part of MIPS. The difficulties…

– naked capitalism

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