CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls on EHR Incentives and PQRS Reporting

Attend these upcoming CMS Provider Calls

Stage 1 of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for Eligible Professionals: First in a Series 
Thursday, May 30, 2013 
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time


This session will inform individual practitioners on the basics of Stage 1 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Learn if you are eligible, and if so, what you need to do to earn an incentive. This is the first in a series of 6 National Provider Calls on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Other topics include: Stage 2, clinical quality measures, hardship exceptions, payment adjustments, and a discussion on certification by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.


  • Are you eligible?
  • How much are the incentives and how are they calculated?
  • How do you get started?
  • What are major milestones regarding participation and payment?
  • How do you report on meaningful use?
  • Where can you find helpful resources?
  • Question & Answer Session

Target Audience:  Professionals eligible for the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. 

Getting Started with PQRS Reporting: Implications for the Value-based Payment Modifier 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time


This National Provider Call will cover how to obtain an Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account in order for (1) physician group practices to select their CY 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Mechanism, and if applicable, elect quality tiering to calculate their CY 2015 Value-based Payment Modifier; and (2) individual eligible professionals to select the Administrative Claims reporting mechanism for CY 2013.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Please note that while this call is scheduled for 60 minutes, CMS experts will be available to stay on the line for an additional 30 minutes to take outstanding questions, should they exist, at the end of the scheduled call time. Participants can remain on the line until the conclusion of the call or refer to the call transcript and audio recording (to be posted 7-10 business days after the call) if they are unable to participate beyond the 60 minute scheduled duration.


  • Introductions & Opening Remarks
  • IACS Registration Walkthrough
  • Question & Answer Session

Target Audience: Physicians, physician group practices, practitioners, therapists, practice managers, medical and specialty societies, payers, insurers.