The final rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was announced on October 14. It includes new or revised reporting of measurements, and applies rewards and penalties based on defined performance. There are several pieces that affect radiology, and more specifically, image sharing.
Get up to speed on the radiology implications of the proposed rule through this new paper by industry consultant Don K. Dennison. In it, Mr. Dennison provides:
A radiology-focused overview of MACRA
Explanation of the quality-based payment structure
Discussion of the quality measures an image sharing solution can help you meet
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About the author:
Don K. Dennison has worked in the medical imaging informatics industry for over 14 years. Currently serving as a consultant, he is a speaker and panelist on topics ranging from medical imaging record interoperability, integration of imaging data within the EMR, multi-facility integration and others. He has published articles and eBooks on patient identity management, VNAs, PACS and Enterprise Viewers. Don currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and chairs the ACR Connect committee for the American College of Radiology (ACR).