AMA blasts CMS over tsunami of misaligned rules

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The American Medical Association sent a blistering letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, (CMS), telling the agency to align its meaningful use program, the Physician Quality Reporting System and the Value-Based Payment Modifier so that providers can avoid penalties for failing to meet their goals.

The “programs, with often incomprehensible, conflicting requirements and flawed implementation processes, are all entering their penalty phases and pose a risk to the stability of the Medicare program that many policymakers do not seem to appreciate,” AMA CEO James Madara wrote in a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

The AMA called on CMS to “synchronize and simplify the AMA requirements for avoiding these penalties, and to reverse its proposals to raise total penalties from these programs to 10 percent or more in the foreseeable future.”

Read more: Medical Practice Insider

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