The American Hospital Association has asked CMS to correct an error that would bar certain physicians from participating in the EHR incentive programs for Medicare and Medicaid. Because CMS does not include claims billed under the Method 2 approach in the incentive programs, doctors at critical access hospitals who bill for outpatient department services using this method are being inappropriately excluded, AHA said in its letter, adding that these physicians could end up becoming eligible only a year before penalties start if the problem is not addressed quickly.

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