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Trump may repeal Obamacare but he won't touch Obama's other major health law

bruce japsen | forbes | 13 november 2016 

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MACRA, the second-most significant health law signed into law by President Barack Obama, is unlikely to be repealed by Donald Trump and the Republican Congress.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 known as “MACRA” changes the way Medicare pays doctors by tying reimbursement to quality. And those close to it say it will save money, improve quality and it’s liked by Democrats and Republicans enough that it won’t disappear under Trump.

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Nilesh said: “MACRA is here to stay.  MACRA was passed as a bipartisan legislation and is unlikely to have significant revisions in the near future. Given that MACRA is the single largest regulation driving business models for providers, this means that a significant amount of uncertainty surrounding reimbursements and revenues is simply out of the equation.”

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