This post is part of the MACRA Monday series of blog posts where we dive into the details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program.
We’re taking this week kind of off from covering MACRA because we’re at the HIMSS 2017 Annual Conference. However, there’s been a lot of discussion about MACRA at the conference. It’s a hot topic and one of great concern for many organizations that stand to lose millions if they get it wrong. Here are just a few of the high level tweets about MACRA that I found interesting.
— Troy Parks (@Troy_AMAWire) February 20, 2017
This is something we have written about before. Whether you like MACRA or don’t, I can’t imagine it’s going away. I think this is part of a long term change and it’s just the start. Where it will go will depend on a lot of factors. The factor we need most is more doctors to give input. And the input of just get rid of it is likely to fall on deaf ears. So, dive a little deeper and use the data to illustrate why and/or how it can be changed so it is effective.
— Aisling McDonough (@AislingMcDL) February 20, 2017
I’m really happy that CMS added these MACRA APIs. I’m still interested to see how effective they are and how people use them, but I think they could streamline things for a lot of companies. What do you think?
— EMR Consultants (@EMRConsultant) February 20, 2017
This graphic is confusing to me, but I understood the output was improved patient experience and improved outcomes. Do you think MACRA will improve results? I think that’s a bit of stretch. It may get there eventually. Hopefully that’s the long term process that Andy Slavitt mentioned above.
Effective digital tools have emerged as essential to physician preparedness for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program #HIMSS17
— HealthManagement.org (@ehealthmgmt) February 20, 2017
I think we’re seeing a proliferation of tools. Will it be a whole market of tools for MACRA?
— CancerGeek (@CancerGeek) February 20, 2017
I need to chew on this one a bit more. What do you think?
— John Gregory (@johngregoryx) February 20, 2017
Not really MACRA, but I know many are wondering about CMMI. I hope he’s right.
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