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October 13, 2015

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AAOS Disappointed in Release of Meaningful Use Stage 3 Final Rules

Bonefied News

Senators Introduce Legislation to Improve Electronic Health Records

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Senate HIT Hearing

Legislators Introduce Loan Forgiveness Legislation for Pediatric Subspecialists

Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies: Understanding and Evaluating Their Impact on the Health Care Delivery System & Patient Access

PQRS Informal Review Process

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Meets in DC

MDEpiNet PPP Annual Meeting- October 1 -2, 2015

AAOS Orthopaedic PAC Online Contribution Center

 
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PQRS Informal Review Process

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and group practice reporting option (GPRO) that did not satisfactorily report PQRS in 2014. Individuals and groups that receive the 2016 negative payment adjustment will not receive a 2014 PQRS incentive payment.

EPs and PQRS group practices that believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment may submit an informal review request between September 9, 2015 and November 9, 2015. All informal review requestors will be contacted via email of a final decision by CMS within 90 days of the original request for an informal review. All decisions will be final and there will be no further review or appeal.

Informal review requests must be submitted electronically via the Quality Reporting Communication Support Page (CSP) which will be available September 9, 2015 through November 9, 2015 under the Related Links section of the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal.

For additional questions regarding the informal review process, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 or Qnetsupport@hcqis.org Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.