Coding and reimbursement

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Coding & reimbursement news

  • 2018 PQRS adjustment
    CMS gave notice that they will distribute letters to PQRS EPs regarding the status of the 2% downward adjustment for 2018. If you have received the downward adjustment, review your options Read more.
  • QPP Hardship Exemption Application
    The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 transition year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. Read more.
  • Support for small/rural practices
    To help small practices (15 or fewer clinicians), CMS has launched the Small, Underserved, and Rural Support initiative to provide free, customized technical assistance to clinicians in small practices. Read more.

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