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CMS has released the 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs)

On September 30, 2014, CMS made available the 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) to solo practitioners and group practices nationwide who met two criteria: (a) at least one physician billed under the TIN in 2013, and (b) the TIN had at least one eligible case for at least one of the quality or cost measures included in the QRUR.  The 2013 QRURs contain quality of care and cost performance data for calendar year 2013 on measures that will be used to compute the value-based payment modifier in 2015. For groups of 100 or more EPs, the 2013 QRUR show how a group’s payments will be affected by the VM including any upward, neutral or downward payment adjustment if the group elected the quality tiering option.  These reports are available at: https://portal.cms.gov.  For more information on the 2013 QRURs,  select New* 2013 QRUR (disseminated 9/14) on the left side of this page.

Registration

The Physician Value-Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) registration system is open until September 30, 2014 at https://portal.cms.gov. The PV-PQRS registration system allows group practices to register to participate in the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) in 2014 via Qualified PQRS Registry, EHR, or Web Interface (for groups with 25 or more eligible professionals (EPs) only). During registration, group practices must indicate their reporting method for the 12-month period.  The 2014 PQRS data submission window will be in the first quarter of 2015.

In general, if a group practice has 25 or more EPs, then the group can elect to supplement its PQRS reporting mechanism with the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS survey.  However, if the group practice has 100 or more EPs and has selected the Web Interface reporting mechanism for 2014, then the group is required to report the CAHPS survey.  Group practices that have elected or are required to report the CAHPS survey may choose to include their performance on the 2014 CAHPS for PQRS survey in the calculation of the group’s 2016 Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier).    For more information, select Self Nomination/Registration  on the left side of this page.