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March 18, 2014 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET.

The March 18, 2014 MLN Connects National Provider Call will provide an overview of how to report once across various 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs – including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Value-Based Modifier (VBM), and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO).  This presentation will help guide individual eligible professionals, group practices, Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, and Pioneer ACOs wishing to report quality measures one time during the 2014 program year to maximize their participation in the various Medicare reporting programs.

Agenda

Individual eligible professionals, group practices and ACOs will learn how to:

• Become incentive eligible for 2014 PQRS
• Avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment
• Satisfy the clinical quality measure (CQM) component of the EHR Incentive Program
• Satisfy requirements regarding the 2016 VBM adjustment, if applicable

A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

The power point presentation and announcements are now available. Click on the following links to review the March 18, 2014 National Provider Call Presentation and announcements

To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early. Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. ET on the day of the call or when available space has been filled.

Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain MLN Connects Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Information web page to learn more.

December 17, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET.

Titled: 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Quality Reporting in 2014

The December 17 MLN Connects National Provider Call provided an overview of the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. This presentation covers program updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). In particular, this call includes details on how an eligible professional (EP) or group practice can meet the criteria for satisfactory reporting for the 2014 PQRS incentive and 2016 PQRS payment adjustment. In lieu of satisfactory reporting, the call also covers how to meet the criteria for satisfactory participation under the new qualified clinical data registry option, which will be implemented in 2014 as a result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In addition to the PQRS, this presentation contains additional program updates to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and Physician Compare. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

To view the presentation click on the following link: December 17, 2013 National Provider Call Final Rule Overview presentation.  Announcements that were presented on the call can be viewed by clicking on the following link:  December 17, 2013 National Provider Call Announcements.  

July 31, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program

Titled:  How to Register to Select your PQRS Group Reporting Option for 2013

This National Provider Call walked through the Physician Value (PV) - Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Registration System. The PV-PQRS Registration System is a new application to serve the Physician Value Modifier and PQRS programs. The PV-PQRS Registration system will allow: (1) physician group practices to select their CY 2013 PQRS Group Reporting Mechanism, and if the group has 100 or more eligible professionals, elect quality tiering to calculate their CY 2015 Value-based Payment Modifier; and (2) individual eligible professionals to select the CMS-calculated Administrative Claims reporting mechanism for CY 2013 in order to avoid the PQRS negative payment adjustment in CY 2015. A question and answer session followed the presentation. The PV-PQRS Registration System will be open from July 15, 2013 to October 18, 2013.

Presentation:  The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link:  July 31, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation.

For More Information
Visit the
Physician Feedback Program web page for more information on the Value-Based Payment Modifier.

July 25, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; 1:30 - 2:30pm ET.  

Titled:  CMS Proposals for PQRS and Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2014 

The July 25, 2013 National Provider Call provided an overview of the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. This presentation covered potential program updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).  The topics covered included changes to reporting mechanisms, individual measures, and measures groups for inclusion in 2014, criteria for satisfactorily reporting for incentive, criteria for avoiding future payment adjustments, requirements for Medicare incentive program alignment and satisfactory participation under the qualified clinical data registry option, which will be established in the PQRS as a result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Presentation:  The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link:  July 25, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation.  The transcript and audio can be access by clicking the following link:  July 25, 2013 National Provider Call transcript and audio.

June 18, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET. (06-01-2013)

This National Provider Call provides a general overview on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) payment adjustment and the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program payment adjustment, as well as specifics on the 2015 PQRS and 2014 eRx adjustments, including eligibility, how to avoid future payment adjustments, key points, and tips for successful participation. This presentation also provides a list of resources and who to contact for help. A Question & Answer session follows the presentation.

Presentation:  The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link: June 18, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation.  

June 5, 2013 National Provider Call Getting Started with PQRS Reporting: Implications for the Value-based Payment Modifier; 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (06-01-2013)

This National Provider Call covered 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.

Presentation:  The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link: June 5, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation

April 16, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET. (03-22-2013)

Description: This National Provider Call provides an overview on the 2013 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Registry Reporting, including how to participate, how to report through a registry, key points, and tips for successful participation. This presentation will also provide basic 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 & Answer session follows the presentation.  

The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link: April 16, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation.   

March 19, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET. (02-08-2013)

  • Announcements
  • 2013 Claims-based Reporting Made Simple
  • Question & Answer Session

The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link: March 19, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation.

February 19, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET. (02-08-2013)

  • Announcements
  • How to Avoid 2014 eRx and 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment
  • Question & Answer Session

The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link: February 19, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation

January 22, 2013 National Provider Call with Question & Answer Session on the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; 1:30 - 3:00pm ET.

  • Announcements
  • Program Year 2012 Data Submission for Registry, Maintenance of Certification, Group Practice Reporting Option and EHR Submission
  • Question & Answer Session

The power point presentation for this call is available by clicking on the following link: January 22, 2013 National Provider Call Presentation.