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CMS looking to recover improper payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking to recover all the improper payments made through its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Electronic Prescribing Incentive (eRx) Program.

This was revealed in a notice published in the Federal Register. Problems such as data integrity, rejected and improper payments are the main cause of this step by the CMS. It plans a four-year project to skim through its records and will look for ways to avoid such issues in the future as well.

“Data submission, processing and reporting will be analyzed for potential errors, inconsistencies and gaps that are related to data handling, program requirements, and clinical quality measure specifications,” the notice reads.

CMS plans to survey 400 group practices, registries and vendors every year and interview a select number about the programs. Since the publication of the notice, there will be a 60-day comment period that will end on May 16.

e-Prescribing has continued to g…