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April 2012
Clinical Practice Management
IDSA, Physician Groups Urge CMS to Re-Evaluate Penalty Timelines

The Society and several physician groups, including the American Medical Association, recently urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to re-evaluate the timelines for several programs, including the value-based payment modifier, and penalties under the electronic prescribing program, the physician quality reporting system, and electronic health record incentive programs. In a letter (PDF), the groups urged CMS to synchronize these programs to minimize the administrative and financial burdens on physician practices.
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