MGMA comments on proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule

09/18/2017 4:17 PM | Rebekah Francis (Administrator)

MGMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule. The proposed rule includes a number of policies that, if finalized, would affect medical group practices in 2018. 

Among its recommendations, MGMA advocates for CMS to: 

  • Finalize the proposed delay in requiring appropriate use criteria consultation and documentation; 
  • Hold medical groups harmless from 2018 penalties in the obsolete PQRS, Meaningful Use, and Value Modifier programs if they reported some data in 2016; and
  • Reduce unnecessary regulations and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery using the results of MGMA’s 2017 Regulatory Burdens survey as a compass. 

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