Medical Malpractice News

8Dec, 2016

What is MACRA?

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Every couple of years, seemingly out of nowhere, a new hot topic pops up in the healthcare industry. Not long ago HIPAA compliance was all that was talked about, before that RAC Audits, SGR fix, Affordable Care Act, and on and on.  With each new push for something new comes a new wave of fear in the medical community.  The latest buzz in healthcare seems to be MACRA, MIPS, and APMs, and the anxiety is rising as providers try to understand how it works, and how it affects them.  In […]
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15Apr, 2015

Doctors Declare Victory in Fight Over Medicare Reimbursements

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Many in the healthcare community are celebrating today. Yesterday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R.2), thus staving off a 21% decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates set to take effect today, April 15th. But this bill is different than what we’ve seen in the past, this bill eliminates the formula that causes these crisis moments that in the past have been addressed with short-term extensions. The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) was introduced in 1997, and has been a source of frustration […]
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