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Chris Emper, JD, MBA, Government Affairs Advisor, NextGen Healthcare

5 Regulatory Issues for Physician Groups to Watch in 2023

By Chris Emper, JD, MBA
Government Affairs Advisor
NextGen Healthcare

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Original Publish Date: February 7, 2023

In the final two months of 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released over 5,000 pages of new regulations and the U.S. Congress passed into law a 4,000-plus page omnibus spending bill that had over 1,000 pages of healthcare provisions. Unsurprisingly, many physician groups are still trying to dig through all of this paper to make sense of what these 2022 end-of-year laws and regulations will mean for them.

But now it’s January and the 2023 new year is here…which means it is also the perfect time to look ahead and consider what’s coming next—especially with a new Congress and several key regulatory initiatives already underway! As such, here are my Top Regulatory Issues for Physician Groups to Watch in 2023:

*In March 2022, NextGen Healthcare announced that its NextGen® Enterprise EHR achieved the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Cures Update Health IT certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB). This made NextGen Healthcare the first EHR developer to certify a complete EHR solution to the 2015 Edition Cures Update criteria. To learn more about NextGen Healthcare Enterprise EHR’s 2015 Edition Cures Update certification, please see here. In October 2022, NextGen® Office also received ONC Health IT Cures Update certification, followed by Mirth® Connect by NextGen Healthcare in January 2023. See here and here.