CMS Seeking Comment on MACRA Episode Groups

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As required by Section 101(f) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), enacted April 16, 2015, CMS is soliciting comment on episode groups, and on specific clinical criteria and patient characteristics to classify patients into care episode and patient condition groups.

The purpose is to provide background and context to solicit stakeholder input on the episode groups that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed pursuant to section 3003 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Comments should be sent to  by 11:59 pm EST on February 15, 2016. Please note that comments will not be accepted after this date.

Need more information? The following resources are available:

  • The complete Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
  • CMS website
  • The episode groups summary


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