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What’s MACRA?

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program

What’s MACRA?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a bipartisan legislation signed into law on April 16, 2015.

MACRA created the Quality Payment Program that:

  • Repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate formula
  • Changes the way that Medicare rewards clinicians for value over volume
  • Streamlines multiple quality programs under the new Merit Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS)
  • Gives bonus payments for participation in eligible alternative payment models (APMs)

MACRA also required us to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019.

 Quality Payment Program

You can learn more about the Quality Payment Program at qpp.cms.gov and on our CMS.gov pages. On 11/1/17, we moved the Quality Payment Program content you’re used to finding here to our new CMS.gov Quality Payment Program pages.

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