The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized their changes to the 2015 PQRS program for physical and occupational therapists in private practice. Besides changes in the number of measures that must be reported, CMS is also implementing the requirement that if a physical or occupational therapist in private practice sees at least one Medicare patient in a face-to-face encounter, that they must report on at least one cross-cutting PQRS measure. The changes to the 2015 PQRS program, in addition to a listing of the new cross-cutting PQRS measures, are summarized below:
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