NASW Practice Perspectives: Getting Ready for MACRA in 2019

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Getting ready for MACRA 2019

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) is currently in its second year. It was established under the
Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
of 2015 (MACRA). Its goal is to focus on quality services and health outcomes that make patients healthier. Taking a comprehensive approach to payment through the use of evidence-based measures, the QPP is expected to evolve over several years and may differ each year. The program offers special incentives for those participating in innovative models of care and preserves the independent clinical fee-for-service practice.

Clinical social workers who are Medicare providers in private practice will be required to report quality measures beginning January 1, 2019.

For more information, please take a minute to read the latest NASW Practice Perspective by clicking here.