Clough JD, McClellan M. Implementing MACRA: Implications for Physicians and for Physician Leadership. JAMA. Published online May 23, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7041. PMID:27213914 [Link]
The authors discuss the newly released 962-page proposed rule for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a rule that places most physicians in a pay for performance system. Clough and McClellan write:
“Physicians should take time to understand the key features of the law and the opportunities it presents to shape the future of payment and medical practice.”
Dr. Clough is a Health Services Researcher and faculty member in Duke general internal medicine and Dr. McClellan is the Director of the Duke Health Policy Center.