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National Rural Health Resource Center's Podcasts

The National Rural Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities.

As the nation’s leading technical assistance and knowledge center in rural health, The Center focuses on five core areas:

  • Transition to Value and Population Health
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workforce 

May 24, 2017

The introduction of MACRA marked a major change in physician reimbursement methodology. Prior to this legislation service, volume drove physician revenue. Value has replaced volume as the key driver of revenue. Dr. Davis explores the impact value-based reimbursement, MIPS and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) have on physicians. The participation choices and the effect of employment in a fee-for-service (FFS) environment, rural health clinic (RHCs) and federally qualified rural health clinics (FQHCs) are discussed.

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  • Gregg Davis, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Illinois Rural Community Care Organization, LLC