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Learn About MACRA

Rewarding Efficient, Quality Care

The foundation of MACRA is the new Quality Payment Program, which combines existing programs, adds new incentives for clinical practice improvement and heavily rewards participation in certain alternative payment models.

The Quality Payment Program: MIPS v APMs

MACRA creates the Quality Payment Program, which offers two participation tracks for eligible Medicare Part B clinicians: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs). Both tracks seek to further the federal government's recent push to pay providers for the value, rather than the volume, of the care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries.