MACRA: MIPs & APM Consulting Services
MACRA is the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 signed into law in April of 2015. The goal is to tie Medicare payments to quality or value. CMS will focus on provider incentives, care delivery and information sharing to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Two payment models presented in MACRA: alternative payment models (APMs) and the merit based incentive payment systems (MIPS). At this time, only MIPS is available for most Alabama providers.
The Alabama Regional Extension Center (ALREC) strives to help providers thrive rather than suffer throughout the MIPS program. There is an extensive need for providers to be well educated on MACRA in its entirety. Our ability to receive new information and quickly interpret the constantly changing rules is a solution for the providers in Alabama.
As Trusted Advisors we offer unique solutions to our providers that allow us to guide them through the process of selecting the appropriate measures and meeting the requirements enabling them to achieve the highest Composite Performance Score (CPS) possible, thereby minimizing the risk of obtaining a penalty in 2019 and beyond
ALREC continues to offer Meaningful Use consulting to Medicaid providers and now offers MACRA consulting services for Medicare providers. ALREC memberships include Meaningful Use & MACRA consulting services and attestation support. Other services included in the membership are periodic newsletters, educational webinars, audit preparation, website access to additional educational materials and updates, online meetings, remote access and desktop sharing, telephone and email support.