Register for a Call on November 15 to Learn About the MACRA Final Rule

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November 8, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to register for an MLN Connects® Call on November 15 on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) final rule.

CMS will provide an overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions under MACRA, collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program.

Participation Information

Quality Payment Program Final Rule

  • Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:00 PM ET
  • Registration Link: MLN Connects Event Registration
  • Target Audience: Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service clinicians; office managers and administrators; state and national associations that represent healthcare providers; and other stakeholders.
  • Note: This will be an audio-only event. The slides will be posted at least one day in advance on the MLN Connects National Provider Calls and Events webpage.

Registration will close at 12:00 PM ET on the day of the call or when available space has been filled.

Have a specific question about the Quality Payment Program? Please e-mail

Upcoming Quality Payment Program Webinars

This list of upcoming webinars about the Quality Payment Program will continue to be updated as future events become available.

For More Information

To learn more about the final rule and the Quality Payment Program, view the following resources:

Submit a Formal Comment

CMS encourages the public to submit comments on the MACRA final rule. Comments are due on December 19, 2016, and can be submitted in several ways, including:

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.