Acronyms in MACRA

In preparation for my ongoing webinars on MACRA, while I started going through 1000 page MACRA document, I noticed several Acronyms and I thought is is helpful to have all of them in one place.

ABC – Achievable benchmark of care

ACA – The patient protection and affordable care act

ACO – Accountable Care Organization

APM – Alternative Payment Model

BPCI-  Bundled Payments for Care Improvement

CAH – Critical Access Hospitals

CAHPS – Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

CEHRT – Certified EHR Technology

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program

CJR – Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

CMMI – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center)

CPIA – Clinical Practice Improvement Activity

CPR – Customary, Prevailing and Reasonable

CPS – Composite Performance Score

CPT – Current Procedure Terminology

CQM – Clinical Quality Measure

EHR – Electronic Health Record

EP – Eligible Professional

FFS – Fee-for-Service

FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Center

HIE – Health Information Exchange

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HITECH – Health Information Technology for Economic for Economic and Clinical Health

HPSA – Health Professional Shortage Area

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

IT – Information Technology

MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

MEI – Medicare Economic Index

MIPAA – Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

MIPS – Merit Based Incentive Payment System

MLR – Minimum Loss Rate

MSPB – Medicare Spending per Beneficiary

MSR – Minimum Savings Rate

MUA – Medically Underserved Area

NPI – National Provider Identifier

OCM – Oncology Care Model

ONC – Office of National Co-ordinator for Health IT

PECOS – Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System

PFMS – Physician Focussed Payment Models

PFS – Physician Fee Schedule

PHS – Public Health Service

PQRS – Physician Quality Reporting System

QCDRs – Qualified Clinical Data Registries

QP – Qualifying APM Professional

QRDA – Quality Reporting Document Architecture

QRUR – Quality and Resource Reports

RBRVs – Resource-Based Relative Value Scale

RHC – Rural Health Clinic

RVU – Relative Value Unit

SGR – Sustainable Growth Rate

TCPI – Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

TIN – Tax Identification Modifier

VPS – Volume Performance Standard

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