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> Feedback Reports and QRURs: How to Access Your Reports and Why They Matter<p>​Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports and Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) for the 2016 reporting year were released on Sept. 18, 2017. Get answers to FAQs.<br></p> Sure If You Need to Participate in MIPS? Here’s an Easy Way to Check Online<p>Physicians and other clinicians now have access to an online tool they can use to see if they need to participate in MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. <br></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>

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