CMS Defers PQRS Penalties for Two Years Due to Quality Measures Error
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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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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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CMS Eases Meaningful Use Requirements in Proposed Rule

A new proposed rule would reduce the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program reporting period for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals.

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