11 Ways Small Practices Can Comply with MACRA

April 11, 2017

Following this year's flexibility, practices must meet strict MACRA guidelines in 2018 and beyond or face negative payment adjustments.

CMS has deemed 2017 a transitional year for MACRA compliance, allowing a "Pick Your Pace" program that includes testing and partial participation options. This flexibility will likely disappear completely in 2018 though, and anything less than full participation may result in practices receiving up to a four percent negative payment adjustment on 2020's Medicare Part B claims.From CMS-designated small practice support centers to exploring alternative payment models, here are 11 cost-effective ways small practices can comply with MACRA and earn a positive payment adjustment instead.Steph Weber is a freelance writer hailing from the Midwest. She writes about healthcare, finance, and small business, but finds her passion for the medical field growing in sync with the ever-changing healthcare laws.