CMS raised the bar for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program. In order to avoid a negative payment adjustment, you must now have a minimum score of 15 points (up from last year’s 3 points). In an effort to reduce the burden for small practices across the country, CMS has also raised the eligibility threshold. If you find yourself or your practice on the list of Eligible Clinicians for Year 2, you will have to do more than just submit a test this year to avoid the penalty.
If your practice is without certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT), don’t give up! There are still things you can do to avoid a negative payment adjustment. While use of CEHRT is required to participate in the Promoting Interoperability performance category, this is only one of the four performance categories. The Quality and Improvement Activities categories can both be reported on without an EHR and the fourth category, Cost, does not require submission, and therefore will also count toward your score.
Join us for our upcoming webinar where we will discuss approaches you can take to participate in QPP without a certified EHR.
Webinar – QPP: How You Can Participate Without an EHR
Thursday July 12th 12-1 p.m. ET