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MACRA: background, opportunities and challenges for the neurointerventional specialist
  1. Joshua A Hirsch1,
  2. Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi1,
  3. Aman B Patel1,
  4. James D Rabinov1,
  5. Ramon G Gonzalez2,
  6. Robert M Barr3,
  7. Gregory N Nicola4,
  8. Richard P Klucznik5,
  9. Charles J Prestigiacomo6,
  10. Laxmaiah Manchikanti7,8
  1. 1NeuroEndovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Neuroradiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3Mecklenburg Radiology Associates P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  4. 4Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
  5. 5Houston Methodist Neurologic Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Houston, Texas, USA
  6. 6Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  7. 7Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  8. 8Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  1. Correspondence to Joshua A Hirsch, NeuroEndovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Hirsch{at}snisonline.org

Abstract

The legislative branch of government took many by surprise when it announced the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Once the Act was passed, President Obama quickly signed this bipartisan, bicameral effort into law. A foundational element of this legislation was the permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula. Physicians and their patients were appropriately enthusiastic about this development. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 included additional elements of considerable interest to neurointerventional specialists.

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