MGMA's statement to the Senate Committee on Finance articulates the association’s priorities related to the MACRA statute and its two payment pathways: The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). While supporting MACRA’s overall framework, MGMA makes a number of recommendations aimed at improving MACRA, including:
· Simplify MIPS scoring and reduce reporting burdens;
· Extend the availability of the APM incentive bonus; and
· Continue to provide stable, positive updates to the Physician Fee Schedule for all services.