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MACRA proposed rule published by HHS, streamlining federal programs including meaningful use

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, on Wednesday, ushering in some big changes for the ways physicians are assessed for quality of care and use of information technology.

HHS recognizes that physicians are currently buckling under the demands of a “patchwork” of quality- and value-measuring programs such as ACOs, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and the Medicare Shared Savings Program – as well as the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program and, of course, the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, or meaningful use.

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