CMS Defers PQRS Penalties for Two Years Due to Quality Measures Error
Jan10

CMS Defers PQRS Penalties for Two Years Due to Quality Measures Error

Due to the high volume of new ICD-10 procedure and diagnosis codes released on October 1, 2016, the CMS was unable to update all of the PQRS measures. As a result, CMS will not penalize eligible providers or group practices that fail “to satisfactorily report for CY [calendar year] 2016 solely as a result of the impact of ICD-10 code updates on quality data reported for the 4th quarter of CY 2016.”

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President-Elect Names HHS, CMS Appointees

The president-elect has announced his picks to lead HHS and CMS, including an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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MACRA Strategies for 2017: Advantages and Disadvantages of Four Options
Nov07

MACRA Strategies for 2017: Advantages and Disadvantages of Four Options

While the final rule contains many different provisions, this article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of four MACRA options providers can choose to implement in 2017.

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CMS: More Flexibility for MACRA Reporting Program Compliance

In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.

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Medicare Reminds Providers of End to ICD-10 Unspecified Codes Grace Period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in a clarifying document released Thursday, reminded providers that flexibilities surrounding unspecified codes will indeed end on October 1, 2016.

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