Physician & Practice Timeline®
Professional Requirements & Opportunities
The Timeline is a helpful summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements. Check back regularly for updated information.
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Hardship Exceptions for Meaningful Use (MU) in 2015Given the insufficient time provided for EPs to attest to MU in 2015, and as a result of PAMPA legislation, CMS has posted the streamlined MU hardship exception applications as well as guidance for eligible professionals on how to apply. The deadline for applying for a hardship exception for the 2015 MU reporting period and 2017 payment adjustments is March 15, 2016.
2015 PQRS Data Submission Deadlines AnnouncedCMS announced the submission timeframes for 2015 PQRS data when using the following methods: EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III); Qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) (QRDA III); Group practice reporting option (GPRO) Web Interface; Qualified registries (Registry XML); and QCDRs (QCDR XML). Specific dates for each type of submission are listed in the timeline below.
Summary of Physician Fee Schedule Final RuleNow available: ACP's summary of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for CY 2016
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NOTE: Ongoing Items are listed on the BOTTOM of this printout.
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Check the items below for guidance on what you should be working on, collecting, and thinking about right now.