MACRA: Big Changes

There’s a reason why the “Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA) is also called the “permanent doc fix”. MACRA permanently eliminates the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula (and its annual threat of physician payment cuts) and provides positive annual payment updates lasting through 2019. Right now, Medicare measures the value and quality of care…

How Millennials Are Transforming Health Care

Most of us here in the United States are used to the traditional health care delivery model: A fee-for-service delivery system, where private insurance companies or patients themselves pay for services received. This includes everything from standard office visits to surgical procedures. The roles between patients and health care providers are clear-cut and usually leave…