Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

2016 Important and Pivotal Year for Change!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 17:38 / by Dr Kim Kuebler

In 2015, the Administration and Congress took two major steps to put patients at the center of how health care is reimbursed:

The Administration set a goal for 30 percent in 2016 and 50 percent in 2018 - all Medicare payments will be linked to:

  • better patient outcomes,
  • providing best care,
  • responsible utilization of healthcare resources, and,
  • keeping American’s healthy.

Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which considers quality, cost, and clinical practice improvement activities when determining how health care providers will be reimbursed

MACRA continues to require that providers be measured through meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Now that EHR has become standardized practice, Meaningful Use incentives are no longer being dispersed. CMS will replace Meaningful Use with a different program over the next few months.

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Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Founder and Director Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, CEO Advanced Disease Concepts, LLC., Award winning author of 8 textbooks on chronic conditions and palliative care. Multiple appointments to Federal and state initiatives on pain, chronic conditions and palliative care. Clinician, educator, researcher and patient advocate.