Are you positioned to shine or fade under MACRA?

Original broadcast on February 9, 2017


Now that the first performance period for MACRA – the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 -- is underway, it is vital that health care providers identify and implement strategies to ensure value-based reimbursement (VBR) success. MACRA, which expands and reforms Medicare clinician payment opportunities, has the potential to increase or negatively impact a clinician’s profitability based on program incentives.

This webcast breaks down the barriers to success under value-driven health care and outlines the baseline needs for education, performance analytics and strategic program management and promotion model implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the long-view of MACRA and value-based health care
  • Define education channels and effective communication mediums
  • Outline data capture and analysis technical requirements
  • Understand the dynamic nature of MACRA
  • Identify requirements for earning the “exceptional performance” payment adjustment


Moshe Starkman is a senior VBR consultant at nThrive, a full patient-to-payment revenue cycle management services company. Starkman is an accomplished small business owner and educator, and has served as senior advisor to two presidential campaigns. Over the past five years, Starkman has transitioned into advancing health information technology (IT) and has developed the software behind one of the most successful Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) registry solutions available.

Michael Marron-Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD is a physician informaticist, certified professional coder (CPC) and health information technology and health care compliance consulting professional. He has 18 years of experience in the areas of electronic health records, quality reporting, health information exchange, clinical terminology development, standards, and billing and coding compliance. Dr. Marron-Stearns is the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC, a company that provides HIT and compliance consulting services to medical practices and to the greater health care industry.

To learn more about nThrive's MACRA solutions click here.