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Satisfying The CMS Mandate For Clinical Decision Support In Advanced Imaging Orders

Posted on 12/14/2016

In this article, Juliana Hart, BSN, MPH and VP of Market Development and Nancy Zimmerman, RN, BSN, Senior VP of Strategic Accounts at medCPU, detail CMS’s Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for 2017. The final MPFS rule includes significant clarification regarding the 2014 Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) mandate to use clinical decision support (CDS) when ordering advanced imaging for Medicare beneficiaries. The authors share insights into the rule and discuss additional steps organizations should take to prepare for the launch of the PAMA initiative ahead of Jan. 1, 2018, deadline.
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