CMS Clarifies Impact of PQRS, EHR and Value Modifier Payment Adjustments on Drug Reimbursement

The negative payment adjustments for EHR, PQRS, and VM only apply to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) claims for Part B covered professional services.  The Part B drugs themselves are not services, and therefore are not paid under the MPFS. Only the services associated with the Part B drugs, such as injections, that may be necessary to administer the drugs are considered covered professional services that are paid under, or are based on, the MPFS. View complete details.