By Evan Sweeney @ Fierce Healthcare 

A hotly anticipated physician payment rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would make it optional for physician practices to adopt upgraded EHR systems.

Proposed updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2018 would allow physicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to continue using the 2014 Edition Certified EHRs. Although adopting the 2015 Edition is “encouraged” by CMS, it is not a requirement for participation in 2018.

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