What is MACRA?

MACRA, short for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, is a federal law that changed the payment system for doctors who treat Medicare patients.  What is the MACRA Quality Payment Program? MACRA, commonly referred to as the Permanent Doc Fix, created a Quality Payment Program that: Repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. That formula had previously been used by the Centers [...]

2023-09-19T13:07:29-04:00September 16th, 2019|

MACRA Measures, MIPS Measures, and HIPAA Compliance

MIPS measures and MACRA measures are becoming more and more important for healthcare providers to begin understanding as reporting deadlines get closer. Regardless of whether your practice participated in CMS' Meaningful Use incentive program, it's in your best interest to pay attention to upcoming MACRA and MIPS deadlines. By not participating or sending any data to CMS, providers will automatically incur a negative 4% payment adjustment on Medicare [...]

2023-08-08T09:53:39-04:00September 21st, 2017|

Lessons Learned from Failures in Healthcare Data Security

The Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation recently released a paper by Fellow Niam Yaraghi examining the current state of major healthcare data security across the country. In it, he explores the numerous vulnerabilities that healthcare providers face, and discusses how these organizations can prevent future breaches. Yaraghi’s team collected data from 22 interviews with various healthcare professionals, as well as officials within the Office [...]

2023-08-08T10:48:25-04:00May 20th, 2016|

Meaningful Use 2 and Interoperability Infographic

  Meaningful Use 2 and Interoperability Infographic Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, The Compliancy Group. To view the original post, click here. For permission to use this on your site please link back to us or just copy and paste the code below! [codebox line_numbers="false" remove_breaks="true" lang="html"]<div style="width: 420px;"><a href="https://compliancy-group.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/What-you-need-to-know-about-Meaningful-Use-Stage-2-Interoperability.png"> <img alt="Meaningful Use 2 and Interoperability infographic" src="https://compliancy-group.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/What-you-need-to-know-about-Meaningful-Use-Stage-2-Interoperability.png" /></a> Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, <a href="https://compliancy-group.com">The Compliancy Group</a>. To [...]

2023-04-06T14:29:41-04:00July 8th, 2014|