PQRS and the MACRA: Value-based payments have moved from concept to reality

J. A. Hirsch, T. M. Leslie-Mazwi, G. N. Nicola, M. Bhargavan-Chatfield, D. J. Seidenwurm, E. Silva, L. Manchikanti

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Abstract

Medicare is in a period of transition. Approximately 10 years ago, the 2006 Tax Relief and Health Care Act established the Physician Quality Reporting System and eligible providers were given an opportunity to earn incentives by successfully reporting quality metrics. The Affordable Care Act brought important refinements to PQRS, including the introduction of negative adjustments for nonparticipation. The MACRA recognized that one of the challenges facing practitioners was the disparate nature of the various CMS programs designed to facilitate quality of care and measure resource use. Going forward, these metrics will be aggregated into a single numeric score, which may be attractive to providers. Understanding this evolution is important for radiologists, given the potential modification of provider payments over a range of 18% ± 9% based on successful participation in these programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2195-2200
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Quality of Health Care
Taxes
Medicare
Motivation
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians
Radiologists

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Hirsch, J. A., Leslie-Mazwi, T. M., Nicola, G. N., Bhargavan-Chatfield, M., Seidenwurm, D. J., Silva, E., & Manchikanti, L. (2016). PQRS and the MACRA: Value-based payments have moved from concept to reality. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 37(12), 2195-2200. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A4936

PQRS and the MACRA : Value-based payments have moved from concept to reality. / Hirsch, J. A.; Leslie-Mazwi, T. M.; Nicola, G. N.; Bhargavan-Chatfield, M.; Seidenwurm, D. J.; Silva, E.; Manchikanti, L.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 37, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 2195-2200.

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Hirsch, JA, Leslie-Mazwi, TM, Nicola, GN, Bhargavan-Chatfield, M, Seidenwurm, DJ, Silva, E & Manchikanti, L 2016, 'PQRS and the MACRA: Value-based payments have moved from concept to reality', American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 37, no. 12, pp. 2195-2200. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A4936
Hirsch JA, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Nicola GN, Bhargavan-Chatfield M, Seidenwurm DJ, Silva E et al. PQRS and the MACRA: Value-based payments have moved from concept to reality. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016 Dec 1;37(12):2195-2200. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A4936
Hirsch, J. A. ; Leslie-Mazwi, T. M. ; Nicola, G. N. ; Bhargavan-Chatfield, M. ; Seidenwurm, D. J. ; Silva, E. ; Manchikanti, L. / PQRS and the MACRA : Value-based payments have moved from concept to reality. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016 ; Vol. 37, No. 12. pp. 2195-2200.
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