October 28, 2016

HCPLAN Summit Offers Insights into MACRA Rule

American College of Radiology staff gained added perspective on the MACRA final rule and its associated quality and alternative payment programs at the Oct. 25 Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCP-LAN) Fall Summit.

The summit, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), featured Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In opening remarks, she delved into the theme “Aligning for Action,” which supports the national implementation and adoption of alternative payment models (APMs).

CMS leaders covered the latest developments for the MACRA final rule and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) with its constituent Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The summit also allowed stakeholders to share their experiences with developing and adopting APMs and their recommendations on improving their quality and value.

CMS developed HCP-LAN as a forum where public-private partnerships between the Centers and private payers, providers, employers, state partners, consumer groups, individual consumers and many others can help accelerate the transition to alternative payment models. For access to useful webinars, work products and educational material, see the HCP-LAN website.