Groups ask CMS to revise fee schedule to reflect costs of health IT

09/5/2011 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The Medical Group Management Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians have urged the CMS to revise the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule for 2012 to help relieve IT-related burdens among health professionals and adjust how various health care services are valued. Doctors who meet meaningful use standards for EHR incentives should automatically be exempt from e-prescribing penalties and qualify for Physician Quality Reporting System bonuses, the groups told the CMS.

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