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MACRA - A NEW ERA FOR MEDICARE PAYMENT

When Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), physicians cheered the end of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system, Medicare’s long-standing formula for updating Medicare physician payments. The SGR was responsible for years of uncertainty and confusion for physicians and their patients, with constant threats of large payment reductions.

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CIGNA LAUNCHES NEW COMPANY TO DELIVER PROVEN SYSTEMS, CAPABILITIES AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO MORE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
9 June 2016

The nation’s health care system is moving from volume to value, yet it remains fragmented and complex. Health care providers are facing increased pressure to move from fee-for-service to value-based payment, yet current market solutions to accelerate this journey have been criticized as too rigid to meet complex provider needs. Cigna has partnered with health care providers for many years to help them align their financial incentives with patient health outcomes, resulting in joint success through shared risk…

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