MACRA Tools and Resources

CMS Resources for MACRA


Qualis Health

AMA Resources for MACRA

ECG Management Consultants


Medicare and MACRA

MACRA—the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015—will implement the most extensive collection of changes to Medicare payment methodologies since RBRVS was introduced in 1992. The WSMA can help members cope with the dizzying pace of change as efforts to move physician payments from volume to value continues. For questions, contact Bob Perna (rjp@wsma.org).


Follow these three steps to prepare your practice for MACRA

The WSMA is collaborating with the AMA in offering the following robust yet simplified program of education on MACRA.

1. Preparing your practice for value-based care

This AMA online module will help you make the shift to value-based care. (See also: Guide to physician-focused payment models)

2. Understanding MACRA

Summary of CMS Final Rule on MACRA (six pages) and MACRA "one-pager"
Understanding the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
Understanding Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

3. MACRA checklist

Whether you ultimately participate in an alternative payment model or MIPS, take these five steps to position your practice for success.



WSMA MACRA education

Upcoming events

The WSMA and Washington State Hospital Association have joined together to offer several new educational programs to prepare clinicians, leadership and administrative staff for the migration to value-based care and MACRA. 

2018 Proposed Rule on MACRA – Webinar – Aug. 1, Noon-1 p.m. PDT
This free, one-hour webinar will address the recently announced rule proposing updates for the second and future years of the Quality Payment Program. Dr. Nancy Fisher, chief medical officer of CMS Region 10 and Lauri Tan, health insurance specialist, will be the presenters. 

OnDemand education

The WSMA offers several OnDemand programs designed to guide you in preparing to participate—and succeed—in these new payment models, no matter the size of your practice.

For more information and to view these programs, visit our OnDemand – Practice Operations page.