We all understand that healthcare is undergoing a fundamental transformation as we shift from a fee-for-service model to a fee-for-value model. The Quality Payment Program starting in January 2017 represents the most comprehensive effort to support this shift to date.
CMS is extending the 90-day EHR reporting period to include 2017 in response to stakeholder comments indicating concerns with implementing API functionalities for Stage 3, program and systems changes in 2017, as well as to allow eligible clinicians time to transition to the Merit-based Incentive...Continue
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a quality reporting program run by CMS that encourages eligible professionals (EPs) to report information on the quality of Medicare patient care. PQRS gives participating EPs the opportunity to assess the quality of care they provide to their...Continue
If you’re participating in Meaningful Use, you may be familiar with the difficulty involved with meeting Objective 5: Health Information Exchange. One of the greatest challenges with meeting the objective is to identify and set up your list of “verified recipients.”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule that will implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Although the QPP will still begin January 1 2017, there will be...Continue