This post was contributed by Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, vice chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.
As we continue to voice, payment change — as a result of the recently passed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) — is real. And we, as radiology professionals (physicians, medical physicists, business managers and technologists), must familiarize ourselves with MACRA: how it is being implemented and what it means for us.
ACR 2017 will offer sessions to help radiologists and radiology professionals make the leap from volume to value-based care. But, in the meantime, I invite you to take advantage of the ACR sessions at the upcoming RSNA annual meeting.
I will be taking part in one important session on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at RSNA. ACR Economics Chair Ezequiel Silva, MD, FACR, is actually presenting at a number of sessions to help us all understand what is happening and how we can effectively move forward.
In prep for these meetings (and in general), I also invite you to check out the ACR’s MACRA Resources: Understanding MIPS and APMs section. This special web section explains what MIPS and APMs are as defined under MACRA, what you need to know, and what you may need to do regarding keeping you and your practice ahead of the MACRA curve.
So that we can help each other move forward, please share
- What steps are you your practice taking to get ready for value-based care?
- Have you learned any lessons from the steps you have taken to date?
- What do you think others can learn from what you have experienced?
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