AAFP Launches Full-Court Press to Ensure FPs Thrive in New Payment Era
March 09, 2016, 09:30 am - by
- The U.S. health care system is on the precipice of ground-breaking, knock-your-socks off change that opens the door to a whole new era of Medicare physician payment.
Think back. Nearly a year ago, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) and finally eliminated the ill-conceived Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The vacuum created by the demise of the SGR is rapidly filling with new payment opportunities presented by MACRA.
One thing is certain: MACRA marks the beginning of the end for fee-for-service payment, and the AAFP knows this presents an enormous opportunity to drive broad payment reform for primary care. That's why the Academy
grabs every opportunity
to help shape the rules and regulations that will implement this law.