Decisions Doctors Must Make to Avoid Medicare Penalties

Decisions Doctors Must Make to Avoid Medicare Penalties: 2013 will be a crucial year for physicians to avoid pay reductions.

February 7, 2013

Previously optional, federal laws now require physicians to report Medicare quality measures and participate in paperless prescribing and health record programs in 2013. Failure to comply will result in hefty financial penalties.

Avoiding penalties in 2013 will require:

-Reporting e-prescribing codes, exemptions

-Attesting to meaningful use

-Payment adjustments for quality reporting

These laws went into effect January 1, 2013; let SFREC aid in your transition.

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