MACRA rules for physician payments stacked against small practices, critics say Print
Written by Jeff Lagasse | Healthcare Finance   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

About 346,000 physicians, mostly in practices that have between one and 24 members, could see penalties.
Proposed regulations released last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are raising concerns that the playing field is uneven, with 87 percent of solo practitioners getting penalized and 81 percent of clinicians in large groups earning bonuses, according to some estimates.
The new proposal includes a compensation formula for Medicare that gives performance bonuses as high as 4 percent to about 412,000 physicians and other clinicians in 2019, according to published reports. But there will also be penalties on an additional 346,000, mostly in practices that have between one and 24 members.
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