CMS could delay MACRA start date, Slavitt suggests

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said the agency is open to the possibility of delaying the start of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), according to a report by Healthcare Informatics.

Slavitt, testifying at a U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing this morning, left open the possibility that the January 1, 2017 start date for MACRA could be pushed back, the publication said.

Slavitt said CMS may delay the start date for the Medicare payment reform system because some physicians, particularly those at small practices, may not be ready for the changes.

Read the full article: Fierce Healthcare

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