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Annual Wellness Visit

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The proposed rule adds a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) as a required element for the annualwellness visit (AWV) beginning in 2012. Regulations for Medicare coverage of the AWV are established…

Physician Quality Reporting Initiatives (PQRS)

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Methods of Participation: Currently, there are two ways an eligible professional may participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System: (1) Individual eligible professional or (2) Group practice reporting option (GPRO)…

HHS launches new patient safety initiative

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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

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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…

AMA Announces New Initiatives

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Three initiatives are leading physicians into the future By AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD Although my time as AMA president begins to wind down, I’m looking toward the future.…