In 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), mandating a transformative shift to a value-based healthcare payment model and away from traditional fee-for-service provider payments. The object was to incentivize and support doctors who demonstrably deliver quality care, so as to improve the quality of U.S. healthcare in general. To support that shift, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) needed to build an online tool that healthcare providers could use to submit information about their services. Using that information, CMS would provide payment adjustments to providers based on the quality and outcomes of care.
CMS chose Okta to manage identity and access because of its industry leadership and its well-documented API. Okta API Access Management allows CMS developers to focus on streamlining the provider experience, while Okta securely controls access to the QPP website and API.
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