In April, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, a game-changing, bipartisan piece of legislation that significantly alters how physicians are reimbursed from the federal government.

MACRA replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate with a payment method that incentives value and quality over volume. It also streamlines three existing programs — Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) and Medicare EHR Incentive Program (MU) — into a single program known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Telligen is actively monitoring the QPP rule-making process in advance of the CMS final rule expected in November. To keep busy healthcare professionals up-to-date, Telligen will post regular updates and resources to ensure a smooth transition to QPP.

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