CMS: PQRS penalties are suspended because of ICD-10 updates

CMS: PQRS penalties are suspended because of ICD-10 updates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reminded the healthcare industry this week that they will not apply 2017 or 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) penalties in some cases.

Healthcare providers may not have been able to satisfactorily report on quality data in the first three months of the ICD-10 code updates. CMS was not able to process data reported on certain quality measures for the 4th quarter of calendar year 2016.

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