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2014 GPRO Web Interface

2014 GPRO Measures Using the Web Interface Reporting Method

The information posted on this page is for groups who have registered with CMS to report measures through the GPRO Web Interface for program year 2014. This includes groups reporting for Physician Quality Reporting Systems (PQRS) as well as groups participating in the Shared Savings Program as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). For groups electing this method of reporting, CMS will pre-populate the Web Interface with a sample patient population. Successful completion of the 22 Web Interface measures for the required number of patients will determine PQRS incentive eligibility and performance rates for the measures.

The following documents listed below can be found within the 2014 GPRO Web Interface Measures List, Narrative Measure Specifications, and Release Notes file:

• The 2014 Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) Web Interface Disease Modules, Care Coordination/Patient Safety and Preventive Care Measures List document which consists of the (22) 2014 GPRO Web Interface GPRO reporting method measures.
• The 2014 GPRO Web Interface Narrative Measure Specifications which provides a  description of each of the 22 measures.
• The 2014 GPRO Web Interface Narrative Specification Release Notes which provides a list of changes to existing measures made since the release of the 2013 GPRO Narrative Measure Specifications, Version 4.1.

Please note: To earn a 2014 PQRS incentive payment and avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment, group practices taking part in PQRS GPRO via the Web Interface must meet the requirements for satisfactory reporting.  

For educational resources to assist groups reporting through methods other than the Web Interface, see the appropriate section(s)on the left sidebar.

2014 GPRO Web Interface User Manual

The 2014 GPRO Web Interface User Manual can be viewed as a web page by clicking the 2014 GPRO Web Interface User Manual link. This document explains how to use the GPRO Web Interface to report on the clinic quality measures for the 2014 performance year. Included in the document is a downloadable PDF version of the User Guide. The Online Content accessed by clicking the link for the User Manual is 508 compliant. The PDF is provided for your convenience, but the PDF is not 508 compliant.

2014 GPRO Web Interface XML Specification

The 2014 GPRO Web Interface XML Specification can be viewed as a web page by clicking the 2014 Web Interface XML Specification link.  Included in the XML Specification are the valid XML format and values, the 2014 GPRO Web Interface XML Specification Release notes, a downloadable PDF version of the specifications, downloadable XSD files, and sample XML files. The Online Content accessed by clicking the link for the XML Specification is 508 compliant. The PDF is provided for your convenience, but the PDF is not 508 compliant. Note that the links for the XSD and sample XML files are not operational in the PDF file, the links are only operational in the Online Content for the XML Specification.

2014 GPRO Web Interface Assignment Methodology Specifications

This report describes how beneficiaries are assigned to group practices for the purposes of quality reporting via the PQRS GPRO Web Interface.  To view click on the following link: 2014 GPRO Web Interface Assignment Methodology Specifications.

2014 GPRO Web Interface Sampling Document 

This document explains the sampling methodology for the 22 clinical quality measures that will be reported via the GPRO Web Interface for the 2014 performance year.  This guidance applies to all ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program with a 2012, 2013, or 2014 agreement period start date, all ACOs in the Pioneer ACO Model, and all group practices participating in PQRS program using the Web Interface. This document provides background information on the specific quality measures to be reported on using the Web Interface, the number of beneficiaries each organization is expected to report on, and how those beneficiaries are selected. To view click on the following link: 2014 Web Interface Sampling Document. 

2014 GPRO Web Interface Reporting Made Simple

This document applies to group practices that have registered to take part in 2014 PQRS using the GPRO Web Interface. To view click on the following link: 2014 Web Interface Reporting Made Simple.

A description of each of the 22 Web Interface Narrative Specifications, including updates from 2013 can be found in the "2014 GPRO Web Interface Measures List, Narrative Measure Specifications, and Release Notes". zip file and contains the following titled documents:

•    2014 GPRO Web Interface Measures List
•    2014 GPRO Web Interface Narrative Specifications
•    2014 GPRO Web Interface Release Notes

Links to the 2014 PQRS GPRO Web Interface Supporting Documents can be found below.  These documents have been posted by module for program year 2014. Each Excel document contains the following tabs: Patient Confirmation, Data Guidance, and Downloadable Resource Tables, which include coding for each measure. Additionally, the “2014 Group Practice Reporting Option Web Interface Supporting Documentation Release Notes” are posted, documenting changes between program year 2013 and program year 2014.

2014 GPRO CAD Supporting Documents v5.0
2014 GPRO CARE Supporting Documents v5.0  
2014 GPRO DM Supporting Documents v5.0
2014 GPRO HF Supporting Documents v5.0
2014 GPRO HTN Supporting Documents v5.0
2014 GPRO IVD Supporting Documents v5.0

2014 GPRO PREV Supporting Documents v5.0
2014_GPRO_SupportingDocument_RN.pdf

Documents containing performance rate calculation algorithms for the 22 GPRO Web Interface measures can be found in the following zip file: 2014 Measure flows for ACO GPRO and PQRS GPRO Web Interface Users. This file contains the following titled documents:

2014 GPRO CAD Flows v2.0
2014 GPRO CARE Flows v2.0
2014 GPRO DM Flows v2.0
2014 GPRO HF Flow v2.0
2014 GPRO HTN Flow v2.0
2014 GPRO IVD Flow v2.0
2014 GPRO PREV Flow v2.0

2014 GPRO Web Interface Support Calls:

In addition to the training presentations, CMS will host support calls for those PQRS group practices who registered to report 2014 PQRS via the GPRO Web Interface and ACOs submitting data via the GPRO Web Interface. Support calls will be held on the following dates:

11/05/14: GPRO Web Interface Overview and Q&A Session (Presentation)
11/12/14: IACS Overview and Q&A Session (Presentation)
11/13/14: Assignment and Sampling Overview and Q&A Session (Presentation)
11/19/14: Measures Specification Overview and Q&A Session (ACOs only)
11/20/14: Measures Specifications Overview and Q&A Session (PQRS group practices only)(Presentation)
12/04/14: Detailed Web Interface Training and Q&A Session (Presentation
12/11/14: Detailed XML Training and Q&A Session
01/15/15: GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
01/26/15 – 01/30/15: Daily GPRO Web Interface Q&A Sessions
02/05/15: Weekly GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
02/12/15: Weekly GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
02/19/15: Weekly GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
02/26/15: Weekly GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
03/05/15: Weekly GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
03/12/15: Weekly GPRO Web Interface Q&A Session
03/16/15 – 4/8/215: Daily GPRO Web Interface Q&A Sessions (weekdays only)

Disclaimer

If reporting for PQRS through another CMS program (such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations), please check the program’s requirements for information on how to report quality data to earn a PQRS incentive and/or avoid the PQRS payment adjustment.  Please note, although CMS has attempted to align or adopt similar reporting requirements across programs, eligible professionals should look to the respective quality program to ensure they satisfy the PQRS, EHR Incentive Program, Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM), etc. requirements of each of these programs.