CMS won't penalize failure to report PQRS data affected by coding change

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not apply 2017 or 2018 payment adjustments to any eligible professional or group practice that fails to satisfactorily report certain quality data to the Physician Quality Reporting System for fourth-quarter calendar year 2016 solely due to the impact of recent updates to the ICD-10 codes, the agency announced yesterday. Updated ICD-10 code sets went into effect on Oct. 1, and CMS has determined that the changes will impact its ability to process data reported on certain quality measures for the quarter. Other PQRS requirements for CY 2016 reporting remain unchanged. For more information, contact the program’s Help Desk.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, physicians, Medicare, ICD-10, coding

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