Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act Final Rule Published October 20th

CMS released the MACRA/Quality Payment Program Final Rule on October 20, 2016.  An executive summary of the Rule can be found at APA staff will be scouring the Final Rule over the coming days. They welcome your thoughts/insights.

APA is developing a web-based toolkit, webinar series and other resources to help psychiatrists understand the new MACRA Quality Payment programs (MIPS & APMs).  Downloadable APA MACRA toolkit will include:

  • MACRA 101 Primer
  • Decision Tree to Help Psychiatrists Choose Their Payment Pathway
  • Checklist & Timelines to Get Ready for MIPS
  • Detailed Information on MIPS Reporting Categories
  • Advancing Care Information (ACI – EHR Use)
  • Quality
  • Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIAs)
  • Resource Use
  • FAQs
  • Special Considerations & Assistance for Multi-Site Practitioners and Small and Solo Practices
  • Additional APA and Other Resources to Help You Prepare

APA Payment Reform Webinar Series (tentative dates)

  • Quality 101 Reporting – Pre-recorded / available late October 2016
  • November 16, 2016 – Final Rule Overview
  • November 30, 2016 – MIPS Quality Category
  • December 7, 2016 – MIPS ACI Category
  • December 14, 2016 MIPS CPIA Category
  • January 18, 2017 APMs

In order to gain access to these resources, you have to be a member of the APA/MAPP.  Please visit our membership page.



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