Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) resources

Don’t know where to start? The Vermont Medical Society recommends learning the basics using resources and tools from the New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (NEQIN-QIO), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and your National Specialty Society.

New England Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization

·       NE QIN-QIO QPP Web Page

·       Ask a Question About MIPS/MACRA

·       MIPS/APM Readiness Assessment


·       Understanding Medicare Payment Reform (MACRA)

·       AMA STEPS Forward Practice Transformation Series learning module – includes several STEPS to prepare your practice for value-based health care, answers to common questions, and case vignettes describing how physicians can create value-based practices.

·       MACRA Checklist: Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare

·       Podcast: Inside Medicare's New Payment System

·       A Guide to Physician-Focused Alternative Payment Models (Free AMA login required)

·       Payment Model Evaluator

·       MACRA Education webinar on Dec. 6


·       MACRA Final Rule Executive Summary

·       MACRA Quality Payment Program Fact Sheet 

·       CMS Quality Payment Program Website (includes full rule)

·       CMS Quality Payment Program: Delivery System Reform, Medicare Payment Reform, & MACRA

·       CMS Quality Payment Program MACRA Measure Selection Tool

·       CMS Fact Sheet

·       CMS webinars, slide decks, timeline, and more

·       CMS Flexibilities and Support for Small Practices

National Specialty Societies

The Texas Medical Association has identified direct links to MACRA news, resource centers, education and advocacy from national specialty societies. Click here for information specific to your specialty, setting and practice.


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