Illuminated Path: Shining a Light on Healthcare's Best Operational Practices
Make Plans for MACRA
April 21, 2017
Intalere & Matthew Bates, managing director in Huron’s healthcare practice and industry expert on MACRA strategy and execution
In this episode of Illuminated Path, host Lori Pilla welcomes guest Matthew Bates, managing director in Huron’s healthcare practice and industry expert on MACRA strategy and execution, for a discussion on MACRA – a new payment method that will have a deep impact on healthcare and reimbursement. In particular, Bates defines MACRA and explains what the original intention CMS had for this new payment method. They explore its implementation and overall impact for physicians and clinics in addition to its possible success in replacing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) with a fair and viable alternative. The episode closes with recommendations for provider organizations and physicians on what needs to be done to prepare for success in MACRA.