Quality & Practice

MACRA Proposed Rule Summary

What's Going On?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)View the full rule.

Why Should You Care?

It signifies the most extensive change in physician payment policies in the last two decades. 

What Does the Rule Say?

​You can divide the key provisions of the rule into 2 main parts: MIPS and APM. Expand the sections below for a summary of the details. 

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

  • Program Overview

  • Quality Performance

  • Resource Use

  • Clinical Practice Improvement (CPIA)

  • Advancing Care Information (replaces Meaningful Use)

Alternative Payment Models (APM)

  • Advanced APMs


  • Physician-Focused Payment Models

What is AAPM&R Doing About It?

Your Academy is committed to supporting you and the entire specialty through these changes. We will be engaging Academy member volunteers and key stakeholders during the comment period. Contact healthpolicy@aapmr.org with any questions or comments. 

Source: American Medical Association

Last Updated: June 2016