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What is MACRA and what do reporters need to know about it?

MACRA is the 2015 law that created Medicare's new payment system. It is the successor to the certified electronic medical record (EHR) Meaningful Use (MU) program. MACRA is set to have a profound effect on physician practices in the years to come.

In this tip sheet, Rebecca Vesely explains how it affects doctors, what the leading physicians' associations thing about it, how it affects the adoption of electronic health records, some key dates that reporters should keep in mind and links out to more explanations and resources.

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