Online PQRS/CQM Project Manager Course

If you’re a regular HITECH Answers reader you’re no doubt familiar with Joy Rios, aka Ask Joy. Joy writes for us regularly and is a subject matter expert on meaningful use, PQRS and CQM reporting programs. She has worked with medical practices around the country on implementation and alignment of these programs, and conducts online training courses for 4Medapproved.

One such course is upcoming next week.  It’s a live, 4-day certification course to become a PQRS/CQM Project Manager and will be held March 11, 12, 18 and 19 at Noon Eastern/11 Central.  Note: if you want to sign up and are unable to attend you will receive access to the recorded versions and materials through a student dashboard.

The course is $499 but HITECH Answers readers can take $100 off the cost of the course with promo code HITECH100.

CLICK HERE to learn more or register for the course.

Joy Rios, MBA, CMUP has worked directly with many EHR companies to develop programs for both trainers and practice staff. She has assisted numerous medical sites and practices with both PQRS and CQM programs.Joy authored the online Certified PQRS Healthcare Professional (CPHP) course for 4Medapproved and is Health IT certified with a specialty in Workflow Redesign, holds a HIPAA security certification, and is a great resource for information regarding all healthcare related government incentive programs.


The CPHP Certification provides comprehensive guidance for project managers, practice managers, consultants, eligible professionals (providers) and group practices to understand and participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Program. The course describes 2015 reporting, individual measures and group measures, and the four main reporting categories.

Professionals will learn how to maximize incentive payments, avoid reimbursement penalties, and streamline reporting. Joy will cut through the red tape and legalese with practical training that offers step-by-step instructions for success.

The course includes a PQRS action plan with links to important CMS documents, which are also available for download from within the course.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • PQRS/CQM Basics
  • Understanding PQRS Measures and Specifications
  • Understanding Code Types
  • PQRS Individual Measures
  • PQRS Measures Groups
  • An Introduction to PQRS Reporting Methods
  • PQRS Claims-Based Reporting
  • Measure Applicability Validation
  • PQRS Registry-Based Reporting
  • PQRS EHR-Based Reporting
  • PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option
  • The Value-Based Payment Modifier Program
  • The Maintenance of Certification Program
  • Details of Clinical Quality Measures Program
  • PQRS/CQM Project Management Action Plan

CLICK HERE to learn more or register.