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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 Group Practice Reporting Option (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 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

2013 GPRO Web Interface

2013 Web Interface Trainings

The presentations listed below can be found in the Downloads section of this page, and are also available on the CMS YouTube website (http://go.cms.gov/GPROPlaylist). These presentations provide training for the 2013 GPRO Web Interface reporting option from IACS registration through Web Interface submission for 2013. Please note that some of these presentations are prerequisites for Web Interface submission support calls, and should be viewed by PQRS GPROs and ACOs who are reporting via the Web Interface prior to the call. Please also note that additional presentations will be added as they become available.

The presentations include:

• 2013 PQRS GPRO Public Reporting
• 2013 PQRS GPRO and ACO Web Interface Submission – IACS
• 2013 PQRS GPRO and ACO Web Interface Measure Specification/Supporting Documents Part 1
• 2013 PQRS GPRO and ACO Web Interface Measure Specification/Supporting Documents Part 2
• 2013 PQRS GPRO and ACO Web Interface Measure Specification/Supporting Documents Part 3
• 2013 PQRS GPRO and ACO Assignment and Sampling Overview
• 2013 PQRS GPRO and ACO CAHPS Overview
• 2013 GPRO Web Interface Overview

In addition to the YouTube videos, and presentations listed above, CMS hosted trainings and support calls for GPROs and ACOs submitting data via the GPRO Web Interface. CMS will host daily support calls during the first week of Web Interface submission for Web Interface submitters, and weekly support calls through the rest of the submission period. Support calls will be held on the following dates:

• November 7, 2013: GPRO Assignment and Sampling and Measures Overview Q&A Session
• December 5, 2013: ACO and PQRS GPRO Overview
• December 12, 2013: XML Training (Presentation Now Available)
• January 9, 2014: Detailed Web Interface Training
• January 16, 2014: Q&A Session  (Presentation Now Available)
• January 27, 2014 – January 31, 2014: Daily Submission Support Call (1/30/2014 Presentation and 1/31/2014 Presentation Now Available)
• February 6, 2014: Weekly Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• February 13, 2014: Weekly Submission Support Call - Cancelled
• February 20, 2014: Weekly Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• February 27, 2014: Weekly Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• March 6, 2014: Weekly Submission Support Call (Presentation and Cumulative Q&A Document Now Available) 
• March 13, 2014: Weekly Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• March 17, 2014: Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• March 19, 2014: Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• March 21, 2014: Submission Support Call (Presentation Now Available)
• April 3, 2014: Web Interface Lessons Learned Call

Please note that the Q&A document from the call will be posted as it comes available. The Pre-filled Elements document provides additional guidance to the 2013 GPROs currently abstracting. This document more clearly explains what information is pre-filled within the Web Interface and what information is required from GPROs for each pre-filled measure.

2013 GPRO Web Interface XML Specification

The 2013 Web Interface XML Specification can be viewed as a web page by clicking the following link 2013 Web Interface XML Specification link. Included in the XML Specification are the valid XML format and values, the 2013 GPRO Web Interface XML Specification Release notes, a downloadable PDF version of the specifications, and downloadable XSD files which may be useful to GPROs for custom coding.

A list of the 22 2013 PQRS GPRO Web Interface reporting method measures can be found in the following zip file: 2013 Supporting Documents and Release Notes for ACO and PQRS GPRO Web Interface Users.  This file contains the following titled documents:

2013 GPRO CAD Supporting Documents v4.2
2013 GPRO CARE Supporting Documents v4.2
2013 GPRO DM Supporting Documents v4.2
2013 GPRO HF Supporting Documents v4.2
2013 GPRO HTN Supporting Documents v4.2
2013 GPRO IVD Supporting Documents v4.2
2013 GPRO PREV Supporting Documents v4.2
2013_ACO_SupportingDocumentation_ReleaseNotes_v1.1_June2013.pdf
2013_GPRO_SupportingDocumentation_ReleaseNotes_v3.1_June2013.pdf

Please note that data guidance for each of the Web Interface measures is included as a separate tab in each of the supporting documents workbooks.

Documents containing performance rate calculation algorithms for the 22 Web Interface measures can be found in the following zip file: 2013 Measure flows for ACO GPRO and PQRS GPRO Web Interface Users. This file contains the following titled documents:

2013 GPRO CAD Flows v1.2
2013 GPRO CARE Flows v1.2
2013 GPRO DM Flows v1.2
2013 GPRO HF Flows v1.2
2013 GPRO HTN Flows v1.2
2013 GPRO IVD Flows v1.2
2013 GPRO PREV Flows v1.2

2013 GPRO Assignment Specifications

CMS has posted a 2013 GPRO Assignment Specification pdf file that contains the following file listed below:

2013 GPRO Assignment Specifications - This document describes the method for assigning beneficiaries to GPROs opting to report via the web interface.

2013 GPRO Sampling Supplement

CMS has posted a 2013 GPRO Sampling Supplement pdf file that contains the following file listed below: 

2013 GPRO Sampling Supplement - This document describes the process of sampling from the pool of assigned beneficiaries to prepopulate the web interface for SSP ACOs  and PQRS GPROs.

Additional Shared Saving Program ACO information can be found by following this link Shared Savings Program.

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.