It's granting exceptions and extensions from reporting requirements for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare programs such as MIPS and Shared Savings Program ACOs.
AMGA and MGMA still see too many rules for providers participating in value-based care, and say the program hasn't delivered the relief from administrative burden that was promised.
The rule would mean the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay doctors for telemedicine visits as well as evaluation of images and videos.
The former Eli Lilly CEO also told the Senate Finance Committee affordability and the opioid epidemic round out his top four priorities.
The group’s proposal would base measure reporting on claims data, rather than criteria tracked in EHRs under meaningful use.
At the AMA’s interim meeting over the weekend, David Barbe, MD, told group members that AMA is making progress to improve the usability of EHRs, mobile devices and interoperability.
While doctors can use either 2014 or 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology, CMS is giving a 10 percent bonus to those practices using only 2015 edition CEHRT.
The new program and expected final MACRA rule are proof that new administration is serious about scaling back requirements.
Physicians transitioning to MIPS and hospitals going for meaningful use can avoid penalty.
The physician payment programs are more workable for than preceding federal models, but some unrealistic expectations are emerging.