The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) along with other state medical and specialty societies and the AMA this week sent a letter to Seema Verma, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging her to work to reduce regulatory burdens and penalties for physicians participating in Medicare value-based programs like meaningful use (MU), the physician quality reporting system (PQRS) and the value-based modifier program, which pre-date MACRA and its Quality Payment Program.
The letter requests an “Administrative Burden” category of hardship exemption those providers participating in the 2016 performance year for MU and PQRS. Read the letter and the proposal to reduce the regulatory burdens and penalties.