Government Affairs

SRS is committed to serving as a reliable educational resource that you can count on for important information affecting your practice’s success.


A dedicated SRS Government Affairs team and knowledgeable staff members keep you informed about government programs, offer valuable industry insights, and provide practical guidance.



MACRA accomplishes 4 goals

  • Replaces the SGR (Sustainable Growth Rate calculation that previously served as the basis for annual Medicare professional fee schedule increases) and sets predictable Medicare rates.
  • Accelerates the shift to “Value-Based Payment” to reward quality over quantity of care.
  • Ends MU, PQRS, and the Value-Based Payment Modifier as separate Medicare programs with their own incentive/penalty structures.
  • Consolidates these programs into a new program, effective 2017, with financial impact beginning in 2019.

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Meaningful Use

“Meaningful use of a certified EHR” underlies the EHR Incentive Programs offered through the HITECH Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)—also known as the 2009 Economic Stimulus Plan. The Medicare EHR Incentive Program has been replaced by MACRA; only the Medicaid and Hospital programs remain.


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Electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) is now legal in all 50 states.

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