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The new MACRA legislation uses a carrot-and-stick approach to modify health care provider payments and practice patterns. The carrot is the 5% Medicare bonus for physicians moving towards APMs such as ACOs and/or the bonus for high MIPS scores, while the stick is the risk of steep cuts (up to 9%) for those with low MIPS scores. As the new legislation moves toward implementation, in what ways can health care providers be aided in the steps needed to begin measuring and improving their quality and/or enrolling in alternative payment models?