This article was published in March of 2017 and identifies how health information management (HIM) professionals, including administrators, clinical documentation integrity specialists, compliance specialists, coding specialists, coordination of care specialists, informaticists, and those engaged and related services play an essential role in organizational performance under the Quality Payment Program (MACRA).

It identifies the key roles of HIM professionals in helping organizations achieve optimal success in the key performance categories under MIPS including Quality, Advancing Care Information, Improvement Activities, and in the near future Cost.

The article also reviews the role of HIM professionals and Advanced Alternative Payment Models such as shared risk ACO’s.

The article was authored by Michael Marron-Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC, the CEO and founder of Apollo HIT, LLC

Article citation:
Marron-Stearns, Michael. “How MACRA Changes HIM” Journal of AHIMA 88, no.3 (March 2017): 22-25.