Physician groups asks CMS to re-evaluate deadlines
A press release issued by the American Medical Association states that the AMA and state and national medical specialty societies sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expressing serious concern about an onslaught of overlapping regulations that affect physicians. The AMA cited the value-based modifier, penalties under the electronic prescribing program, physician quality reporting system, and electronic health record incentive program, along with the transition to ICD-10, as all occurring within a short amout of time.
"Facing all of these deadlines at once is overwhelming to physicians, whose top priority is patients," said AMA President-elect Jeremy Lazarus, MD. "We have asked CMS to develop solutions for implementing these regulations in a way that reduces the burden on physicians and allows them to keep their focus where it should be - caring for patients."
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