Thursday, October 25
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (2015) MACRA: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Track: Billing, Coding & Reimbursement
Thursday, October 25
3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Columbia A



MACRA impacts pathologists’ reimbursement under Part B Medicare reimbursement. The 2018 updates to the legislation introduces changes to the existing mandate that will further impact reporting and financial adjustments. Pathologists need to understand what MACRA is and how it affects their institutions.

This session will be presented in the following parts:

  • Historical overview
  • MACRA as the mandate
  • Reporting
  • Financial implications; and
  • Solutions

Learning objectives include:

  • Introduction to MACRA
    2018 MACRA – Quality Payment Program (QPP)
    2018 MACRA – Eligibility, Reporting, and Timelines
  • Why does MACRA matter to diagnostic providers and how to diagnostic companies benefit from MACRA?
  • Data and system requirements for diagnostic companies to increase thir value to providers under MACRA
  • Provider Education and Outreach

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