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Proposed payment schedule includes harmonization of reporting measures
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare providers have long decried the cacophony of reporting requirements under various CMS programs and have asked for harmonization of the rules. Now, the 652-page proposed rule encompassing changes to the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule, released Monday, may have providers who report clinical quality measures more often singing from the same hymnal in 2014. Harmonization of reporting has been a goal for the Medical Group Management Association, but “we’re not the only ones,” said Robert Tennant, its senior policy adviser. “It’s been ridiculous that you have to report the same measures for different programs.”