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MACRA Acronyms Explained- This guide will help you become familiar with the acronyms and terms used in MACRA.

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MACRA Final Rule Includes New Electrophysiology Cardiac Specialist Measure Set- The final rule includes the 3 HRS-developed measures, which are included into a Electrophysiology Cardiac Specialist Measure Set

HRS-3: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Complications Rate
HRS-9: Infection within 180 days of CIED Implantation, Replacement, or Revision
HRS-12: Cardiac Tamponade and/or Pericardiocentesis Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

HRS Comment Letter on the Final Rule with Comment Period

On December 15, 2016, the Heart Rhythm Society submitted a letter commenting on the MACRA final rule with comment period. The provisions of this final rule with comment period are effective on January 1, 2017.

MACRA Final Rule: On October 14th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the MACRA final rule. The rule is officially titled “Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.” 

The full text of the final rule and an executive summary are available on the dedicated website at

HRS Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule: On June 27, 2016, the Heart Rhythm Society submitted a letter commenting on the MACRA proposed rule.

Summary of the Proposed Rule: The Heart Rhythm Society developed a high-level summary explaining composition of this program, as well as how this new program will affect heart rhythm care practices. 

Download the Summary

System after MACRA:

System After MACRA

How to calculate MIPS Score:

Determine MIPS Score

Educational Opportunity:


Complimentary Webinar: The MACRA Final Rule: A 2017 Primer for Electrophysiologists
Do you want to better understand the impact of the MACRA’s Quality Payment Program on your practice? To prepare for the upcoming changes, HRS is providing a 40 minutes complimentary on-demand webinar presented by Dr. Michael Gold, MD, FHRS, and Mr. Robert Jasak. Access this webinar


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Complimentary Webinar: Preparing for the New MACRA, Medicare MIPS & APM Payment Update

This 30 min complimentary on-demand webinar, presented by David Slotwiner, MD, FHRS and Robert Jasak, JD, provides an overview of the program as it is detailed in the law. Access this webinar