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Letter emphasizes modifications in EHR Incentive Program,
PQRS and VBM programs that were unanticipated prior to MACRA
(Washington, May 28, 2015)- The American College of Physicians
(ACP) today called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) to take advantage of "the opportunity presented by
the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) by
postponing the start of Stage 3."
The letter from Peter Basch, MD, MACP, chair of ACP's Medical
Informatics Committee, also asked CMS to reconsider and rework
Meaningful Use (MU) "along with the other components of the Merit
Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and by extending the
proposed Stage 2 modifications, as revised, until the new
comprehensive program is ready to be implemented."
The three-page letter was submitted along with more than 60
pages of comments
on the CMS Stage 3 EHR Incentive Program NPRM as part of the public
"Public health and clinical data registries should support the
bidirectional exchange of health information with providers that is
mutually beneficial for both parties involved," Dr. Basch noted in
the letter. "As proposed, Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible
Hospitals (EHs) must collect and supply data to target agencies
without receiving information in return, which amounts to clerical
data entry rather than truly meaningful use. Patients and providers
would benefit greatly from the availability of timely public health
Dr. Basch also pointed out that there are general competencies
of EHR that pertain to safety, quality, value, and patient
engagement that could take the place of prescriptive process
measures. He listed four measures that could be developed with
appropriate specialty and professional societies.
The letter concluded with an offer for ACP to be involved in
regular opportunities for MU program updates.
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