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SIS Nominations to New MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measure Clinical Spine Subcommittee Accepted

Monday, April 16, 2018  
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The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) congratulates Drs. Allen Chen, Byron Schneider, and Virtaj Singh on their appointments to serve on a Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Episode-Based Cost Measure Clinical Subcommittee. SIS nominated these members to participate in the newly formed Musculoskeletal Disease Management – Spine Subcommittee and their expertise will be used to develop fair episode-based cost measures.

The objectives of the clinical subcommittees are to define episode of care groups and associated episode-based costs measures for potential use in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) cost performance category, under the Quality Payment Program established by MACRA. Episode-based cost measures represent the cost to Medicare for the items and services provided to a patient during an episode of care. Subcommittee members are clinicians with expertise directly relevant to the episode groups.


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