Becoming MACRA Compliant: This is What Physician Practices Face

This story is published in concert with the Dallas County Medical Society, which produced the content. It’s an ongoing resource guide to making your practice complaint with MACRA. Enjoy.  In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pass a final rule regarding how physician practices will need to shift to become compliant with a new quality-based reimbursement program. These proposed changes, which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has named the Quality Payment Program, replace a patchwork system of Medicare reporting programs with a flexible system that allows physicians to choose from two paths that link quality… Full Story

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Texas in Healthcare Companies on Inc. 5000 List

Eighteen healthcare companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area made Inc. magazine’s annual 5,000 list, which attempts to chronicle the fastest growing private companies in the nation. That’s more healthcare companies than any other metropolitan area in Texas, and shows the variety that exist here: Home health, tech, pharmaceutical, provider networks, staffing centers, and services companies. Full Story

MACRA, MIPS, APMs, Oh My! Details on Preparing For the Onslaught of Value-Based CMS-Imposed Contracts

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bipartisan legislation that replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. Under the legislation, Medicare aims to pay clinicians for the value and quality of care they provide. Here is a rundown of what the government will be looking for. Full Story

Detailing Employers’ Role In Driving Transparency, Value-Based Care

All stakeholders in healthcare delivery, from the patients and employers to the physician and the payers, are under intense pressure to collaborate to whack away at waste like never before, providing significant cost-saving opportunities for those willing to take risks. But the population remains unhealthy, value-based programs are just now gaining traction, and payers and administrators are still working to get employers onboard. So how are they getting around this? By focusing on cost. Full Story