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Transition to MACRA shouldn’t happen overnight.

By Admin | November 02, 2016

Andy Slavitt, the acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), advised health providers to be the pace cars for transition to care under MACRA.

He acknowledges that some practices will be able to adapt faster than others, and those more prone to speed should “create a math” for those who are behind. At a speech he gave at the CAPG Colloquium in the District of Columbia, he told providers that they should expect to see a “proliferation of opportunities” for innovation at either pace within the next 18 months.

MACRA, the medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, will change how CMS pays practices that provide care to Medicare beneficiaries, stressing quality care and improved patient outcomes over quantity of patients served.

For more on Slavitt’s advice to care providers, read “Slavitt: ‘Start slow’ in transition to payment models under MACRA” by FierceHealthcare.

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