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MACRA

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a bipartisan legislation that was passed into law in April 2015.  This legislation represents a complete overhaul of the structure of physician payments by Medicare. Under MACRA, a new framework of payment called the Quality Payment Program (QPP) has been proposed.  The QPP includes two paths for physicians to choose from:  the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systme (MIPS) or the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  For more information on these two paths, please click on the links below.

MACRA FAQs

Muscle & Nerve Article:
The Value Transformation of Health Care: Impact on Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

MACRA Overview (Final Rule)

MIPS Overview (Final Rule)

External Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

AMA Resources:


Final Rule:


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