MACRA and Medicaid Value-based Purchasing

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) replaced the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula with the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Although the QPP affects Medicare payment, it has implications for Medicaid payment reform efforts. This issue brief, developed with support from The Commonwealth Fund, provides state Medicaid leaders with an at-a-glance look at MACRA’s QPP, its multi-payer components, and potential opportunities for Medicare and Medicaid alignment around the QPP’s Advanced APM component.

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