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    MACRA leaves urologists confused, skeptical

    21% understand changes the law creates

     

    Urologists' attitude toward value-based care

    Urologists' attitude toward value-based care

     

     

     

    National Report—The era of value-based health care has arrived. And while the idea of basing reimbursement on quality and efficiency rather than volume of care is good in theory, the majority of urologists say it will be difficult to carry out.

    Commentary: Are you unhappy? Survey reveals why

    Nearly half of urologists also admit to not understanding the changes created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the law passed last April that essentially establishes the provisions for physician reimbursement under a reformed Medicare payment system.

    Those findings emerged from Urology Times’ exclusive 2016 State of the Specialty survey, which collected responses from 171 urologists on topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act and board certification to reasons for retirement and plans for 2017, to name a few. (Also see, “How the survey was conducted.")

    Richard R. Kerr
    Kerr is group content director for Urology Times.

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