Compliance with a new federal law – a necessity in order for doctors to be reimbursed for Medicare – may add to the regulatory burden physicians and health systems already face.
The 2017 Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will require doctors to gather more than 250 pieces of data that can be used to track treatment outcomes and other metrics.
Last year, a joint report from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Medical Group Management Association showed that doctors and their assistants spend around six to 12 hours each week keeping required records.
To help practices comply with the new reporting requirements, Health Catalyst has developed new software called MACRA Measures & Insights aimed at easing the regulatory burden.
According to a release from Health Catalyst, the new application will draw from both insurance claims and medical records to collect all the required data under MACRA.