The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models…change is coming and the timeline for making big decisions is short. Please be aware of how federal and state changes will impact you, your practice, and your colleagues. Our talented and diverse medical community has long enjoyed success in a fee-for-service environment. But soon, the payment model will change, and our incomes will be tied to patient outcomes.
Do you have the internal systems in place to handle the mandated requirements starting next year? Are you prepared to take on risk? In order to thrive in 2017 and beyond, we must recognize that our individual success is interdependent on the performance of our fellow colleagues and disciplines. That is why many clinicians across the country are joining clinically integrated networks that will allow them to weather future challenges while maintaining autonomy.
The Collaborative Care Network (CCN), chaired by Robert Hanley, MD, of Anne Arundel Urology, was established in August 2015 to support our medical community’s successful navigation of care redesign and payment transformation. The CCN is our local, physician-led platform that allows the health system to join forces with independent and employed physicians to share data, resources and opportunities to improve care, create efficiencies, and demonstrate the value that an integrated, cohesive medical community can deliver.
The CCN provides the necessary infrastructure and support to help you prepare for coming changes. It gives you the power to partner with your colleagues to improve health outcomes for the population we serve, while sustaining your autonomy and professional satisfaction.
We will all be responsible for health outcomes. We will all have to take on risk. We are interdependent upon one another to succeed. We will succeed and be rewarded as a high-performing, integrated medical community.
For more information on the CCN, or to request a presentation for your practice, please contact Heather Matheu at hmatheu@AAHS.org or 443-481-6617.