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CMS to Host Call on 2017 Medicare Payment Adjustments

- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing to update eligible professionals and group practices on its plans for 2017 Medicare payment adjustments in an upcoming Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Provider Call on September 24.

CMS is set to provide updates about 2017 Medicare payment adjustments

The call scheduled for later this month — Medicare Quality Reporting Programs: 2017 Payment Adjustments — will focus on the penalties for non-compliance levied against EPs and group practices for falling short of requirements for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

CMS applies payment adjustments to Medicare EPs and group practices for their non-participation in these incentive programs during the previous reporting year.

Here's what CMS has to say about the upcoming MLN National Provider Call:

Join CMS experts for the September 24 MLN Connects® National Provider Call to hear guidance and instructions on how individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices can avoid the 2017 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment, satisfy the clinical quality measure component of the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, earn an incentive based on performance, and avoid the automatic 2017 downward payment adjustment under the Value-Based Payment Modifier.

Various scenarios on how EPs and group practices will be affected by the 2017 payment adjustments will be presented, along with a preview of the Remittance Advice messaging that affected EPs will receive in 2017. The call will also reserve time for questions and answers.

The hour and half call begins at 1:30 ET on Thursday September 24.

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