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Medicare outlines new opt-out processes


Prior to enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), physicians who elected to opt out of Medicare and enter into private contracts with Medicare beneficiaries had to update an affidavit every two years to maintain their opt-out status. A provision in MACRA eases these requirements, so that valid opt-out affidavits signed on or after June 16, 2015 will automatically renew every two years.

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