MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act)

(Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act)

In November 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for MACRA, altering how Medicare reimburses clinicians and their practices. It emphasizes quality, value, and clinicians taking more financial risk.

TSI Healthcare® is here to help you navigate through the murky waters of federal regulations.

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What’s The Big Idea?

With a stronger emphasis on quality, value, and bigger financial risk, there are three key areas MACRA seeks to address.


Repeals SGR

Sustainable Growth Rate


Shifts from Volume to Quality

Shift from fee-for-service
to pay-for-quality


Extends CHIP

Children’s Health
Insurance Program

Quality Payment Program

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program will allow providers to select between two quality payment program.

Download MACRA Infographic Download 2018 MIPS Infographic



Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

  • Combines Meaningful Use, PQRS/CQMs & VBM
  • Measures Providers On:
    • Quality
    • Advancing Care Information (Use of EHR)
    • Improvement Activities
    • Cost
  • Financial Implications
    • Can Receive Positive Payment Adjustments Based On MIPS Score
    • Can Earn Up To 5% Max Penalty For Not Meeting 2018 MIPS Requirements

Advanced Alternative Payment Models

  • Must Require Certified EHR Use
  • Must Base Payment On Quality Measures Comparable To MIPS Quality Category
  • Must Bear Financial Risk
  • Financial Implications:
    • Must Bear Financial Risk
    • Can Earn 5% Bonus


MIPS will continue in 2018 as the second performance year with payment adjustments beginning in 2020.

MIPS Program Overview

MIPS combines MU, PQRS, and VBM to measure clinicians in four different categories.
The new quality program structure increases emphasis on PQRS while decreasing it on Meaningful Use.


Quality = 50%

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MACRA Screen

Advancing Care
Information = 25%

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MACRA Clipboard

Activities = 15%

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MACRA Money SIgn

Cost = 10%

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More Exciting News

MACRA proposes more exciting reporting and data submission options.

Group Reporting


Bonus Points


No Longer All or Nothing


Introducing Quality Program Services

Overwhelmed by MACRA and MIPS? Stress no more!
TSI Healthcare’s revolutionary new approach to federal policy assistance provides you with the next level of
regulatory assistance and client advocacy.

Bi-annual QRUR Reviews

Bi-annual QRUR reviews designed to provide you with an analysis of Medicare costs attributed to your practice.

Workflow Workshops

Workflow “how-to” videos for easy learning on the fly for role-specific and specialty-specific measures.

Guided Assistance

Guided assistance with hands-on regulatory training from a Quality Program Specialist allows you to focus on patient care.

  • "As government regulations continue to evolve, TSI Healthcare remains current regarding the changes and always keeps us informed in a prompt manner."

    Ana Reyes-CartagenaArthritis & Rheumatism Associates, M.D.
  • "TSI Healthcare is top-notch when it comes to Meaningful Use. They help us with attestation and they explain the government regulations. They are first level support when it comes to Meaningful Use.
  • “There are a lot of changes coming with the new MIPS and MACRA programs for Medicare, and there is no way I could possibly stay on top of it and run a medical practice. We rely very heavily on the Government Regulations team at TSI Healthcare. Our practice greatly benefits from their knowledge about MACRA. They stay on top of the changes and help us navigate them.”

    Connie MoscatiCape Fear Arthritis Care
  • "TSI Healthcare’s rheumatology specific EHR is very manageable to use, and their reporting system is very flexible. We are on track for meaningful use, and it has allowed us to enjoy a significant increase in revenue. This has let us add to staff and incorporate an ultrasound machine.”

    Kevin Hicks, MDCollaborative Arthritis Care, Inc.

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