UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Information and inscription

  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

"MACRA’s Patient Relationship Codes — Measuring Accountability for Costs"

The New England of Medicine

The new patient relationship categories and codes may be one of the least known but most important provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). As of January 1, 2018, clinicians may voluntarily submit these billing-code modifiers to help Medicare determine the extent to which they are responsible for various elements of a patient’s care. Ultimately, this attribution of responsibility will be used to assess clinician performance, particularly with respect to resource utilization and cost, and will probably be tied to reimbursement.