MACRA and EHRs: What Practices Need to Know
The past year has ushered in a flurry of brand-new acronyms — and a 962-page proposed rule that outlines implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). It is intended to welcome more physician practices to the value-based care fold.
What do physician practices need to know? For one, practices will need to increase their use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT), but there’s no regulatory pressure to do so until 2018 — when it will be mandatory, according to Larry Kocot, principal and national leader of KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight.