Collection of data is all well and good, but improvement in patient outcomes requires the ability to turn information into action. The AQI Practice Quality Improvement Committee (PQIC) will collect and present examples of this principle so that all of us can learn from those who are doing it well. Learn more about quality improvement at www.aqihq.org/quality.aspx.

On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. MACRA is bipartisan legislation that replaces the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula by paying clinicians for the value and quality of care they provide. The proposed rule would implement the changes required by MACRA through a new system called the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The goal of the...

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