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Physician & Practice Timeline®

The Timeline is a helpful summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements.

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Latest Updates

Reconsideration Applications Open for 2017 EHR Incentive Program Payment Adjustments

Eligible Physicians participating in the EHR Incentive Program are now able to submit a reconsideration form if they believe they erroneously received a negative payment adjustment in 2017 (which reflects their 2015 reporting). This is also an opportunity to claim the 2015 blanket hardship exception if you have not already done so. CMS has published instructions on how to complete the form. The deadline to submit is February 28, 2017

CMS Extended Deadlines to Submit 2016 PQRS Data

Eligible Physicians are still required to submit their 2016 PQRS data through one of the following mechanisms – note the varying submission deadlines for each reporting mechanism:

  • March 10, 2017 Deadline:
    • PQRSwizard
  • March 13, 2017 Deadline:
    • QCDRs submitting 2016 CQMs for dual participation in PQRS and EHR Incentive Program
    • EHR Direct
  • March 17, 2017 Deadline:
    • GPRO Web Interface

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CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary Available

A summary of the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule is now available. The rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services supplied under the Medicare PFS on or after January 1, 2017.

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