The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Learning Network will offer a free listening session the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

The program, titled “MACRA Listening Session: Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule,” is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 10, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET.

This listening session is an opportunity for stakeholders to provide CMS early feedback on proposed policy for the Quality Payment Program. Participants are encouraged to review the proposed rule (CMS-5517-P) prior to the program.

Space may be limited. To register, click here.

MACRA changes the way Medicare rewards clinicians for providing quality care by streamlining multiple quality programs into a new Quality Payment Program tied to Part B fee-for-service payments.

With the implementation of MACRA and the replacement of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), Medicare will pay clinicians participating in the merit-based incentive payment system or advanced alternative payment models of the Quality Payment Program beginning in 2019.