Physicians face penalties for avoiding quality initiatives

Physicians who do not report Medicare quality measures or use e-prescribing and EHRs next year will take a financial hit of $19,000, experts said. Dr. Bruce Bagley of the American Academy of Family Physicians said it is wise for physicians to participate in these initiatives because penalties could go up and commercial payers could also decide to require them. American Medical News (free content) (11/12)