Clough + McClellan present JAMA Viewpoint about Medicare payment overhaul


Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Clough, MD

Jeffrey Clough, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Clough and Dr. Mark McClellan recently published this online first JAMA Viewpoint about the upcoming overhaul of the Medicare payment system.

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.

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