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More docs report quality data and e-prescribe, but many prefer penalty
Modern Healthcare

The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its physician-quality reporting system and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers accepted pay cuts rather than participate.

The agency issued a new report on the programs late Thursday. The numbers come as the CMS and physicians prepare for the Physician Quality Reporting System, or PQRS, to be rolled into what’s intended to be a more cohesive approach to quality reporting and incentives under the recently enacted legislation repealing and replacing Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula.

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