CMS just provided notice that the current educational and testing period for AUC/CDS will be extended through 2021.

CMS has updated the program’s webpage with the following:

NOTICE: The EDUCATIONAL AND OPERATIONS TESTING PERIOD for the AUC Program has been extended through CY 2021. There are no payment consequences associated with the AUC program during CY 2020 and CY 2021. We encourage stakeholders to use this period to learn, test and prepare for the AUC program.

CMS did not provide any additional information or further updates to the program at this time but may release more details in the upcoming weeks.

As always, ADVOCATE will continue to keep you informed on the issues impacting medical groups as they develop.

Kayley Jaquet
Manager, Regulatory Affairs