Late MACRA notices, outreach could put docs on hook for IT upgrades

Modern Healthcare: Providers may find themselves facing thousands of dollars in unexpected electronic health record costs due to late notices from the CMS on whether they must comply with a new quality payment system outlined in MACRA.

The CMS has started directing providers to a website to find out whether they're expected to report under MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Providers had expected to hear their status in January via letters as they had in the past, but now they will have to take the initiative to look it up.

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