You Can Use:Topics:Incentives and Penalties:General<p>PAMED's practice support team assists members on a range of issues that help medical practices earn incentives and avoid penalties. This section includes information on Meaningful Use, electronic health record incentives, PQRS, value modifiers, and more. </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Highlights include:</p><ul><li>A Quick Consult on the <a href="">Meaningful Use Modifications Final Rule</a> and video analysis from PAMED's Jennifer Swinnich.</li><li><a href="">Will Meaningful Use as we know it soon come to an end</a>? If so, what does that mean for physicians and hospitals?</li><li>The <a href="">2016 PQRS GPRO registration is open</a>. What Does That mean for group practices?</li></ul> CMS Group Web Interface for MIPS or CAHPS Reporting? Register Now through June 30<p>Is your group practice planning to report 2017 MIPS quality data via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web Interface? If so, you are required to register by June 30, 2017.</p> Societies Call on CMS to Establish ‘Administrative Burden’ MU Hardship Exemption <p>The American Medical Association is calling for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create an ‘administrative burden’ hardship exemption for the 2016 meaningful use performance year.</p> Societies Ask for Deferral of 2015 Edition CEHRT Implementation <p>The American Medical Association—along with 104 state and national medical societies including PAMED—is calling for a deferment from implementing 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) until such technology is widely available.</p>