MIPS: How Hard Is Hard? CMS Wants to Know
By Elizabeth Mon. Mar 19, 2018
MACRA stress is—and has been—high. Last year’s AMA/ KPMG survey reported that fewer than one of four physicians had perceived themselves as "well prepared" to meet MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting requirements in 2017.



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