The Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for office-based physicians and other eligible clinicians is being replaced with a simplified program under which those professionals will receive incentives for reporting measures that they can customize for their practices.

The changes were announced in a proposed rule released by the Department of Health and Human Services late Wednesday. The changes were contained in a rule by HHS that addresses the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which would widely revamp approaches to physician payment to focus incentives on quality, not volume of services.

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