CMS Wants PQRS, eRx Money Back

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants money back from its Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) incentive programs. In a March notice, the agency said the programs have data integrity issues such as rejected and improper payments. CMS will analyze data procedures "for potential errors, inconsistencies and gaps that are related to data handling, program requirements and clinical quality measure specification of PQRS and eRx programs," with a goal of recovering payments.

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