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MACRA's Virtual Groups (October 3rd)
If you're into the weeds relative to the regulatory implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the 2015 Medicare law that replaced the SGR (Sustainable Growth Rate), here's an essay I co-wrote with Manu Uppal, an information technology expert, regarding the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Virtual Group provision CMS is proposing to implement in 2018. The Virtual Groups provision is yet another example of Medicare policy that in theory or on paper sounds correct but relative to how in practice it's actually implemented, is black box.
"CMS Should Play the Role of Virtual Group Matchmaker, " is at: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2017/10/03/cms-should-play-the-role-of-virtual-group-matchmaker/.