MACRA - Changing How Medicare Pays Providers

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Overview / Abstract:

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is federal legislation enacted by the United State Congress and signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015, intended to contain healthcare costs and to focus Medicare spending on the quality of services beneficiaries receive rather than the quantity of those services. MACRA repeals previous Medicare physician payment formulas, modifies and combines quality and information technology programs, and reauthorizes the 1997 State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
• Compare how Medicare reimburses physicians before and after MACRA
• Discuss how Medicare intends to emphasize quality and cost in physician reimbursement through MACRA
• Identify strategies to maximize physician reimbursement under MACRA


Mar 15, 2020


Informatics / Coding / Billing CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME




$80 to $120

Credits / Hours



ACCME, Florida Board of Nursing

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Christopher J. Laney, JD, CHCQM is Assistant General Counsel for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and a member of the Government Programs practice group where he primarily supports BCBSM’s Medicare Advantage and Part D drug plan lines of business. Previously, he was Corporate Counsel for Baptist Health in Louisville, Kentucky, a full-spectrum health system where he advised the Population Health Department on the development of an ACO and participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the development and implementation of a statewide clinical integration program, and other value based purchasing initiatives.

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Keywords / Search Terms

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) Live CE CME

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