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PQRS Corner

2016 Physician Fee Schedule Call

12/8 @1:30-3 pm

During this call, learn how the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule impacts Medicare Quality Reporting Programs. The presentation will include a Q&A session, plus program changes to PQRS, VM and more.

Visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

New EHR Incentive Programs FAQs

On October 6, CMS released the final rule with comment for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. CMS also released three new FAQs:

? For the Health Information Exchange objective for meaningful use in 2015 through 2017, may an Eligible Professional (EP), eligible hospital, or critical access hospital count a transition of care or referral in its numerator for the measure if they electronically create and send a summary of care document using their Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) to a third party organization that plays a role in determining the next provider of care and ultimately delivers the summary of care document? See FAQ 12817.

? If multiple EPs or eligible hospitals contribute information to a shared portal or to a patient's online Personal Health Record (PHR), how is it counted for meaningful use when the patient accesses the information on the portal or PHR? See FAQ 12821.

? In calculating the meaningful use objectives requiring patient action, if a patient sends a message or accesses his/her health information made available by their EP, can the other EPs in the practice get credit for the patient's action in meeting the objectives? See FAQ 12825.

Webinars, We've Got Webinars

Thursday's updated Understanding AQRUR webinar is now available at webinars, along with PQRS: An Overview, Decoding MYQRUR, and Understanding VM.

All webinars are archived as both PDF and recordings, so you can choose the format for a convenient overview of these Medicare quality program basics.

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