The first, and potentially most important, decision you’ll make as you start your 2017 MACRA compliance journey is to determine which program you fall under — MIPS or Advanced APMs.
Make the wrong decision, and you can be hit by reductions in your future Medicare payments. Make the right decision, and you could qualify for an increase in this upcoming reimbursement by as much as 12%. There is something available that can help you choose the right MACRA option for your specific situation.The MIPS vs. APM Decision Tree 2017 is available for your immediate download (at no cost to you). This handy tool walks you through the decision process and will help you determine if you’re subject to MIPS or Advanced APM guidelines. To use this tool, follow the decision tree, and answer the questions in the chart. You’ll quickly come to the answer you’re looking for and be able to choose the right MACRA program for you.