Medicare

CMS News Update: Attest to 2016 Program Requirements by February 28

Posted 03:35 pm by & filed under CureMD, Latest Healthcare News, Lytec MD, Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare, Practice Choice, Software

As circulated by CMS on 1/17/17 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Registration and Attestation System is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. The EHR reporting period… Read more »

ICD-10 glitch leads CMS to relax physician quality penalties

Posted 05:38 pm by & filed under Articles, ICD-10, Latest Healthcare News, Medicare

The CMS issued something of a get-out-of-Medicare-penalties-free-card for two years to physicians and group practices due to a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. The CMS pointed its finger at updates that went into use Oct. 1, 2016, to the ICD-CM (Clinical Modification) and… Read more »

Meaningful Use Penalty to Hit 171,000 Clinicians Next Year

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Next year 171,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians will take a 3% pay cut from Medicare for failing to demonstrate that they met the government’s requirements for meaningful use of an electronic health record (EHR) system in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced. A government liaison for a major… Read more »

Here We Go Again…

Posted 03:29 pm by & filed under Latest Healthcare News, Meaningful Use, Medicare, PQRS

Meg Bryant over at Healthcare Dive reports that CMS released an API tool to ease MACRA reporting. Dive Brief: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an online tool enabling clinicians to automatically share electronic data for the Quality Payment Program. The tool is the first in a series of efforts aimed at easing the… Read more »

Here are the MACRA final rule changes you need to know

Posted 12:18 pm by & filed under Articles, Latest Healthcare News, Meaningful Use, Medicare, PQRS

Last week, HHS released a barrage of regulations and guidance under it’s various arms. One final rule focused on health IT but the big news centered on CMS’ release of the highly anticipated Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2105 (MACRA) implementation final rule (link removed). The announcement differed somewhat from CMS’ previous releases. For… Read more »