CMS offering educational webinars on MACRA


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a pair of webinars aimed at helping physicians navigate the new regulation that operationalizes the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

The first webinar, scheduled for Oct. 26, will provide an overview of the two components of the Quality Payment Program – the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).


The second webinar, scheduled for Nov. 15, is targeted to Medicare Part B fee-for-service clinicians, office managers and administrators, state and national associations that represent health care providers, and other stakeholders and will feature a question-and-answer session.

The webinars are part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to help educate practitioners on the provisions of the final MACRA regulation, which was issued on Oct. 14. CMS also recently launched a website to help in that regard.

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