With the enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula was repealed and replaced with the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Eligible clinicians can participate in the QPP via one of two pathways: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Physician payment for Medicare being driven by MIPS and APMs began in 2019 with 2017 reporting. Proper and fair implementation of MACRA is a priority for ASGE.
The ASGE MACRA Implementation Resource Center will provide members with the resources and tools needed to transition to the new Medicare physician payment system.