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Physician Compare Website

CMS is developing the Physician Compare Website in stages. For 2012, CMS proposes to make public the performance rates of the quality measures that group practices submit under the 2012…

EHR Incentive Program

The proposed rule outlines the 2012 payment year for the program. As in the 2011 payment year, eligible professionals (EPs) may continue to report clinical quality measure results as calculated…

The Value-Based Payment Modifier

The Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a budget neutral payment modifier to provide differential payment to providers based on the cost and…

HHS launches new patient safety initiative

On April 12th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new patient safety initiative entitled, “Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs.” AMA’s President, Cecil Wilson, MD,…

Try the Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

CMS has launched a new attestation resource for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program All eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the…