MACRA Preparedness: And the Survey Says…
By Jeff G Lawson Wed. Jul 19, 2017
MACRA stress is high, and MACRA readiness is low, according to a recent AMA/ KPMG survey that reports less than one of four physicians define themselves as "well prepared" to meet the Medicare Access and

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  • MACRA stress is high, and MACRA readiness is low, according to a recent AMA/ KPMG survey that reports less than one of four physicians define themselves as "well prepared" to meet the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015’s requirements for this year. 1,000 physicians   Read more..
    Posted on 19 Jul, 2017
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