Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

February 17, 2016

Prior to adjourning for the holidays, Congress passed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA), which directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make AMA-supported changes to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that allows physicians to avoid a Meaningful Use (MU) penalty in 2017. 

Deadline Extended for EHR Data Submission

February 11, 2016

Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 11, 2016 to submit 2015 EHR data (QRDA I or III).

Here is the updated list of data submission deadlines:

2015 PQRS Data: Report It or Lose in 2017

February 11, 2016

There has been a little confusion about the payment adjustment for not reporting PQRS in 2015. Is it -4%? -7%? -9%?

Here's a breakdown of how failure to successfully report PQRS in 2015 can hurt your practice in 2017:

PQRS Infographic

Zika Virus Transmissions in the Americas: Update #1

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on February 5, updating readers on the Zika virus in the Americas.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following: