Physician & Practice Timeline
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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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2014 PQRS Incentive Eligibility & 2016 Negative Payment Adjustment Informal ReviewCMS is extending the 2014 Informal Review period. Individual eligible professionals (EPs) and groups that believe they have been incorrectly assessed for the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment now have until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 16, 2015 to submit an informal review requesting CMS investigate incentive eligibility and/or payment adjustment determination. CMS has published instructions on the review process.
Quality Resource and Use Reports Informal Review for Value Modifier CalculationCMS is extending the deadline to review QRURs for the 2016 Value Modifier calculations through 11:59 p.m. ET on December 16, 2015. Groups with ten or more EPs that are subject to the 2016 Value Modifier can request a correction in their calculations. Get more information on how to view your report and how to request a correction.
Meaningful Use Final Rule ReleasedCMS released the Meaningful Use final rule on October 6, 2015, outlining criteria that eligible professionals (EPs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Provisions within the final rule encompass 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) as well as Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond. ACP has compiled a summary of key provisions from the MU final rule.
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