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AMGA releases initial statement on proposed MACRA Rule

AMGA today released an initial statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and acknowledged the efforts CMS has dedicated toward implementing the new payment structures required by the law.

“We understand the rulemaking process is part of an ongoing conversation with CMS,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA’s president and chief executive officer. “Based on a very preliminary look, CMS appears to have recognized the need for flexibility as providers move toward a risk-based payment system. However, we remain concerned that qualifying as an APM remains challenging at best, even for AMGA members, many of whom are very experienced with risk-based payment models. We look forward to analyzing this rule and engaging with the agency to refine this proposal before it is finalized.”

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Advanced APMs, Alternative Payment Models, AMGA, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Government Perspectives, MACRA, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, Merit-based Incentive payment system, MIPS

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