CMS National Provider Calls on PQRS and ICD-10 Next Week

Attend these upcoming CMS Provider Calls

National Provider Call: PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option and Registry Reporting — Registration Now Open

Tuesday, April 16; 1:30-3pm ET

Register now for the upcoming CMS National Provider Call (NPC) on the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) claims-based reporting. This NPC will provide an overview to eligible professionals on reporting requirements and criteria for satisfactorily reporting for Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Registry Reporting. The presentation will include how to participate, how to report through a registry, tips for successful participation, and information about the 2013 PQRS group option for reporting data through registries for purposes of earning the 2013 PQRS incentive payment and avoiding the 2015 PQRS payment adjustment. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

National Provider Call: Begin Transitioning to ICD-10 in 2013 — Registration Now Open 

Thursday, April 18; 1:30-3pm ET

On September 5, 2012, CMS published a final rule that delays the ICD-10 compliance date from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014. Are you ready to transition to ICD-10? Now is the time to prepare. Join us to learn how to prepare in 2013 for the transition. CMS Subject matter experts will review basic information on the transition to ICD-10 and discuss implementation planning and preparation strategies. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

Registration Information:  In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website. Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.

CMS Listening Session on Billing and Coding with EHRs – Save the Date

Save the date, Friday, May 3, CMS and ONC plans a meeting of interested stakeholders, including providers, vendors, press, and others to discuss electronic health records (EHRs), the increase in code levels billed for Medicare services, and appropriate coding in an increasingly electronic environment. Speakers will discuss key issues such as the impact of EHRs on quality and coding, as well as coding challenges facing various groups, including hospitals, doctors, and other interested stakeholders. More details will be posted soon.