How to Pass “MACRA” Economics

The following post was contributed by Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Economics.

Dr.McGinty(updated)Sweeping changes in physician payment policy are now in play. Things, as ACR Chief Executive Officer William T. Thorwarth, MD, FACR, said last week, are getting “real.” 

Pass or Fail?

It’s been two weeks since the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) proposed rule.

Right Now

  • Would you pass the MACRA test?
  • Are you prepared for MACRA?
  • Do you know what you need to about value-based payment programs for imaging?
  • Do you have strategies in place to succeed in future payment models?

 If you’re not confident about your responses to these questions, the ACR offers practical resources to help us succeed now under the new Medicare system.

 Tips to Success

 Strength in Sharing

Do you have suggested strategies for other radiologists to pass the MACRA test? We can learn more together.


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