By: Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare

MACRA has some big goals: improving quality of healthcare, controlling spending and maintaining access to care.But there’s also a big question: Can the new Medicare physician payment system deliver on those goals? That's the question the authors of a perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine ask.

The Quality Payment Program that implements the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) launched on Jan. 1. It’s expected that most doctors and healthcare clinicians that participate in the program will do so under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), by a seven to one ratio from those who can choose a parallel payment pathway: advanced alternative payment models (APMs).

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