The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is concerned about the proposed rule on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), particularly the timeline for rolling out the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for eligible clinicians, says Thomas Leary, vice president of government relations.

On April 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published its much-anticipated MACRA proposal, including details on MIPS. Specifically, CMS is attempting to usher in a new era in health IT with the introduction of a new Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category score under MIPS, in which the Meaningful Use component is intended to move to a system that allows clinicians to select the measures that reflect how technology best suits their day-to-day practice.

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