The American Medical Association unveiled a MACRA evaluator to provide guidance on which payment model to choose based on the new rules for reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
The evaluator relies on an online questionnaire that is used to offer an assessment and guidance to physicians or administrators preparing for the massive changes that come with the act. “MACRA represents the most significant change to Medicare’s physician system in a generation,” says, Andrew Gurman, M.D., president of the AMA, at a media teleconference on the evaluator’s release.
The AMA’s tool, along with other resources it released today, joins a growing number of MACRA guidance offerings by groups such as the American Hospital Association, which recently launched its own resource center. The AHA’s offerings include: briefs, webinars and PowerPoint presentations.
The final rule outlining how MACRA will be enforced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has yet to be released and is expected by Nov. 1. Gurman acknowledged that absent the final rule, the guidance will be a best estimate of how to proceed, given what is known.