Every year it seems physicians have a new challenge in practicing medicine. For 2017, that challenge is MACRA. Now I wish this was some cool new crafty thing they’re featuring on Pinterest but unfortunately, it’s not. It’s a new system on which physicians will be paid by Medicare. But fear not, because we are prepared to help and make this an easier process for you. We've gathered several ways you can obtain information on MACRA.
Making MACRA Work for You, an article from the Michigan State Medical Society, breaks down MACRA’s meaning and the steps you should be taking to comply. Please read the “Does Everyone Need to Participate”? part of the article first to make sure you will need to comply.
Then, if you would like a physician’s perspective of MACRA, you can read the article from MSMS’ current president, David Krhovsky, MD. President's Perspective: The Changes Being Brought Forth by MACRA
On Thursday, February 2nd, Genesee County Medical Society is having a town hall meeting that is being co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Michigan State Medical Society entitled, “ACA and MACRA in the New Political Environment: How to Thrive in Value-Based Health Care.” This meeting is free for OCMS/MSMS members but seating is limited.
Two other organizations you can search for information on MACRA are the American Medical Association and the CMS site itself. And, as always, we at OCMS would love to help answer your questions or point you in the right direction when it comes to any and all challenges and changes for your medical practice.