Feb 26th, 2015
Certain eligible professionals and group practices participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System and/or the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program can breathe a deep sigh of relief. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the submission deadlines for electronic filers participating in the PQRS and EHR 2014 reporting periods. For PQRS reporting, ...
May 12th, 2014
On Jan. 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin penalizing healthcare providers who did not successfully attest to meaningful use criteria of electronic health record (EHR) technology in 2013. If you act quickly, though, you may be able to avoid the 1 percent Medicare payment reduction. Only eligible professionals (EP) ...
The number of eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals (EHs) that successfully met and attested to Stage 1 meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) has been tabulated for 2011, and the number is better than many had predicted. According to a white paper by RTI International, prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
In CMS
Jul 17th, 2013
The year is more than half over, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is already advising providers and groups to prepare for a number of 2014 deadlines affecting electronic health record (EHR) programs. Most proximate is Jan. 1, 2014, on which the following deadlines are set: Administrative simplification operating rules for electronic ...
Apr 1st, 2013
By Penny Osmon Bahr, BA, CPC, CPC-I, CHC, PCS The 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule makes several changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Providers who begin reporting now in accordance with these changes stand to gain incentive payments, while those who don’t will soon suffer economic consequences. Incentives: The Good, ...