News Release

HIMSS Statement on 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

HIMSS appreciates the additional flexibilities provided for clinicians in the 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule. The approach taken by CMS to encourage successful participation in QPP while reducing burden aligns with our vision for how the program should proceed in 2018. In addition, the proposal on EHR certification requirements for clinicians strikes a needed balance as the transition continues in 2018, by allowing MIPS eligible clinicians to continue to be able to use 2014 Edition certified EHR technology in 2018 but also offering bonus points in the advancing care information performance category for those clinicians that report using only 2015 Edition certified technology.

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CMS; 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule