The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law on April 16, 2015 and is designed to reward high performing care providers that prioritize quality and value with greater accountability.

MACRA combines several different initiatives such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM), and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program to create one unified pay-for-performance program called the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Why MACRA MIPS Matters:

The introduction of MACRA MIPS incentive initiatives places new demands on behavioral healthcare providers in terms of reporting and technology selection and use.

How You Need to Adapt to MACRA MIPS:

To succeed, organizations need to leverage electronic health record (EHR) platforms that are compliant with meaningful use standards and are designed to support related, comprehensive reporting needs.

5 Tips to Succeed with MACRA MIPS

If you’ve been participating in MACRA MIPS, you have the first year behind you. By now, you know the eligibility requirements, you know if you are an “eligible clinician” and you know if you have a certified EHR (2014 edition or later). You also probably know that you get scored in MIPS categories which can impact […]

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[Tool] How to Select the Best EHR

Whether your behavioral health or human services organization is dealing with the requirements of data integration, right-sized utilization, multiple payment models, increased complexity in reporting, or other changes related to value-based care, your electronic health record system is essential to your work. It makes sense to review your technology choices from time to time, especially […]

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