MACRA Decision Guide

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Are you ready for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act or MACRA? The AHA’s MACRA resources are designed to support your needs as you implement MACRA’s sweeping changes.

Our latest offering aims to help you and your clinician partners decide which MACRA track to pursue – the Merit-based... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, Medicare

Clinician Well-being and Resilience

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The rapid pace of change in health care, from delivery redesign to risk-based payment models to increased data reporting and interoperability, has clinician attention divided among many competing priorities and challenged to meet changing requirements while improving care delivery for a more diverse... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: physician issues, physicians, culture of safety, leadership, nurses, workforce

AHA Debuts MACRA 101 Video Series

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The rule implementing the new Medicare physician quality payment program called for by the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) presents challenges and opportunities for hospitals, health systems and the nearly 540,000 directly employed or contracted physicians with whom they partner... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, regulation

Getting Ready for MACRA

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week issued its final rule carrying out key provisions of the landmark Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which called for a new Medicare payment system for physicians. Eligible clinicians will participate in one of two tracks... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, Medicare

MACRA Tracker Helps Hospitals Prioritize Resources

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With the clock ticking on the proposed Jan. 1, 2017 start date for the Quality Payment Program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the field breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will provide... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, regulation

Fellowship for Creating Clinically Integrated Health-System Based Medical Groups

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) members are invited to apply for a learning fellowship on managing population health and succeeding in the new physician payment models that take effect in 2019, also known as Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physician issues, physicians, leadership, care coordination

Providing the best training opportunities for future physician leaders

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The American Hospital Association is pleased to partner with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments project.

Launched today, this four-year initiative is designed to promote transformative improvement within the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, physician issues, physicians, graduate medical education

A Little Good, a Little Bad

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The news often brings some good and some bad; sometimes a step forward and a step back. This week’s good news is the proposed change that would allow payment for advanced care planning visits with clinicians, encouraging dialogs that will help patients determine how they want care provided in serious... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, Drug Pricing Program, advocacy, financial assistance, price

Rural hospitals are calling, will Congress listen?

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Today we celebrate National Rural Health Day and the 1,600 small and rural hospitals that show dedication day in and day out to the communities and patients they serve. While we work to advocate for policies in Congress that boost the health of rural America, it is our nation’s rural hospitals and... read more

Tags: physicians, EHRs, Electronic Health Records, rural, CAHs, Critical Access Hospitals

Why Hospitals Work with Physicians

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A little out of date and a little out of touch – that’s the best way to describe a recent study on consolidation in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The conclusions in the report are based on data from 2009 to 2012. The health care world, especially hospitals, is moving forward so far and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: physicians, consolidation, mergers

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