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2016 PQRS Payment Adjustments Subject to Medicare Final Rule

September 28, 2017 - CMS recently announced feedback reports on the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURS) containing information about performance and payment adjustments are now available. However, PQRS payment adjustments shown in the report are based on proposals part of the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule and are therefore...


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CMS Outlines 2015 PQRS Reporting Challenges, Trends

by Kate Monica

CMS recently released a report outlining the reporting experience for providers under the physician quality reporting system (PQRS) in 2015. The report also includes notable trends in provider experience from previous years of the PQRS program...

HIE Use Reduces Repetitive Therapeutic Medical Procedures

by Kate Monica

A recent study by Eftekhari et al. found connecting to a health information exchange (HIE) can help physician practices lower the amount of repeated therapeutic medical procedures administered to patients. “Repetition of medical services...

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