According to a recent Stoltenberg Study, 64 percent of healthcare providers responding to the Health IT Industry Outlook Survey indicated they were “unprepared” or “very unprepared” for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Lack of budget (44 percent) and lack of qualified job candidates (43 percent) were cited as the top reasons why healthcare organizations are not fully staffed in their IT departments.
MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, was signed into law on April 16, 2015, with bipartisan support. The law introduces new approaches to care, mandates that providers will be paid based on quality and effectiveness and, as such, is seen as instrumental in driving the shift from volume to value-based payment.
If you are uncertain about how to get started in the MACRA program or have questions or need assistance, we can help. The Great Plains QIN has established a Quality Payment Program Service Center. The Service Center site houses key resources to better your understanding of the program, offers contact information of the experts that can answer your questions and provides several avenues in getting technical support – through an email ticketing system, by phone or live chat. Visit our site or contact a member of our team today to get the answers and assistance you need (free of charge).