5 Ways Critical Access Hospitals Can Best Prepare for MIPS

In November, CMS issued its final ruling on the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). This ruling was the largest change in Medicare in over a decade – pushing completely away from volume based care towards a new era of value-based care. MACRA created MIPS, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. This new law and corresponding implementation will have a particularly harsh impact on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs); exempt from previous programs and generally operating with limited resources, CAHs are at a distinct disadvantage when attempting to comply with MIPS.