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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Time Remains to File a request for Informal Review of CY 2017 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS

QRUR Informal Review Also Available. Physicians and other eligible professionals and practices who failed to meet criteria for satisfactory PQRS reporting in calendar year (CY) 2015 now face a negative 2% adjustment in Medicare Part B payments for CY 2017. Physicians who believe CMS has inappropriately determined that a negative PQRS payment adjustment applies to… Continue Reading

CMS publishes Final MACRA Rule for MIPS and APM Incentives

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Electronic Health Records, Health and Human Services (HHS), Healthcare costs, Medicaid

On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule implementing the new Quality Payment Program for physicians in lieu of the repealed sustainable growth rate factor (SGR). Rather than facing substantial annual reductions in Medicare payment fees as a result of the SGR, physicians now have two interrelated… Continue Reading