MACRA 2018: What practices need to know

What has changed for physician practices as MACRA enters year 2018? A final rule that established the changes for the second year of MACRA was released and went into effect January 1. The good news? The rule exempts many more physicians from participation. But for those that are still participating through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), they will need to collect quality data for a full 12 months, not just the 90 days needed in 2017, to qualify for a possible bonus payment. They also need to begin submitting finance data. We’ll outline the 2018 changes and provide compliance tips.