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Comment Deadline Extended on MACRA Request for Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued a comment deadline extension for the agency’s request for information on payment provisions for physicians and professionals included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Comments are now due Nov. 17. CMS also provided additional direction for the specific questions it seeks comment on before issuing a proposed rule to implement the merit-based incentive payment system and incentive payments for participation in certain alternative payment models. The proposed rule is expected in spring of 2016. The attached notice provides additional information about CMS’ priorities for comments.