There are several Incentive programs available for Individual Eligible Physicians, in NY .
- MU Stage 2 and 3 (Use of EHR and is attested through a Medicare Certified EHR vendor)
- Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive program (Provider can only attest to one of the programs)
- Medicare PQRS program (Provider that needs to attest would need to see at least 100 patients per qualifying year or 90 reporting days, whichever you choose)
- PCMH-Patient Centered Medical Home program-for Primary Physicians (PCP).
Now is your turn, which incentive program are you attesting for 2016?
Have you started to do PQRS reporting for your practice/group, for 2016? Regardless if this is your first year or not the following might be some issues that your practice might face when reporting.
-Issue 1: EHR reporting- not all EHR vendors are CMS certified
-Issue2: Not all EHR vendors have customizable PQRS categories.
-Issue3: If your EHR does not have the needed PQRS category, especially for a specialist, ex . Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, then you will have to go through a third party vendor, CMS Qualified Registry, and pay anywhere $250 to $500, or more.
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By: Kate Patskovska