Practice & Professional Issues

Recent Practice & Professional Issues Stories

Help CMS Complete Computer System Transition by July 13

PQRS Participants Urged to Access, Update User Accounts

05/20/2015 — CMS urges participants in the Physician Quality Reporting System to access and update their user accounts to help ensure a smooth transition to a new computer system.

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05/13/2015 — The AAFP recently asked CMS to revise its "conditions of participation" document for Medicare-participating hospitals to disallow use of certain language in physician contracts.

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05/13/2015 — The salaries of family physicians increased 10 percent from 2014 to 2015 but are still considerably lower than those of subspecialists.

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05/08/2015 — The AAFP and other groups have reached out to CMS with their concerns that commercial entities other than physician practices could be undermining the intent of the Medicare annual wellness visit.

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