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Avoid Medicare PQRS and Value-Based Modifier Penalties; File by December 16

Problems with how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been collecting and analyzing data related to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the value-based payment modifier (VM) may lead to inappropriate penalties of 2-4% of Medicare payments for thousands of physicians.

Pratima Gupta, MD: SFMS November Member of the Month

Dr. Pratima Gupta received a medical degree from Keck USC School of Medicine and Master of Public Health from University of California at Berkeley. She completed her residency at LAC+USC Medical Center and fellowship in family planning at University of California, San Franciso. Dr. Gupta has worked with Kaiser Permanente for nearly 8 years focusing primarily on increasing access to family planning and education of residents and medical students, adolescent and transgender care, and global health.