Update on MACRA Rule 2021 – Part 1

For physician and clinician leaders, this episode provides the latest information on regulatory activities, including the final MACRA Rule for 2021, that will impact reimbursement. We will discuss changes to the Quality Payment Program, E&M Codes and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), along with the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs). This is information crucial to physicians and clinicians.


Guest speakers:

Valinda Rutledge, MBA, MSN




Madeleine McDowell, MD

Principal, Intelligence




Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources



Show Notes:

[01:58] E&M Code changes: background, rationale, details—after years of development

[06:56] Virtual health changes

[10:38] Expanding scope of practice and team-based care

[12:21] The MACRA Rule—details and ramifications

[16:16] Uncontrollable circumstances – applying for adjustments

[16:45] Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) update

[20:47] MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)


Links | Resources:

Program handout from December 9, 2020 Vizient Medical Leadership Series webcast: Click here

Link to December 9 webcast: Click here

CMS website on MACRA and QPP Click here


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