What You Need to Know About PQRS and Reporting
PQRS is a CMS reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Stay informed and updated and informed on the CMS PQRS website. Here is the latest CMS news, other available resources, and upcoming events to learn more.
MLN Connects™ National Provider Call
When: Thursday, July 24; 1:30-3pm ET
Register for this event.
2015 Medicare PFS Proposals for PQRS, Value Modifier, EHR Incentive Program, and the Physician Compare Website – This call will provide an overview of the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. This presentation will cover potential program updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The topics covered include changes to reporting mechanisms, individual measures, measures groups for inclusion in 2015, criteria for satisfactorily reporting for an incentive, criteria for avoiding future payment adjustments, requirements for Medicare incentive program alignment, and satisfactory participation under the qualified clinical data registry option.
Review Your 2014 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data
If you are an individual eligible professional who has reported at least one PQRS quality measure this year via claims-based reporting, you can now view first quarter data (January 2014 – March 2014) regarding your submission(s) using the 2014 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard. You can access the Dashboard through the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal, with Individual Authorized Access to the CMS Computer System (IACS) sign-in.
Group Practices Can Now Register for Group Practice Reporting Option for 2014 PQRS Participation
EPs who wish to participate in the 2014 PQRS program as a group practice can now register for the group practice reporting option (GPRO). When your group is ready to register, access the PV-PQRS Registration System. You will need to use a valid IACS User ID and password to choose your group’s reporting mechanism. The registration system will be open from April 1 to September 30 for the 2014 PQRS program.
Eligible Professionals: Review the Lists of Qualified Registries and QCDRs for 2014 PQRS Participation
Interested in participating in PQRS this year using a qualified registry or a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)? You can now review the lists of approved registries and QCDRs for 2014 on the CMS website.
4Medapproved Accelerated Certification Workshops
Join Joy Rios’ upcoming workshop: Become a PQRS/CQM Project Manager in 4 Days (1 hour/day).
When: 12pm ET/11am CT, July 30, July 31, August 6, and August 7.
Receive $100 discount when registering through HITECH Answers.