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Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive

2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive

2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive

Continuing in 2014, physicians will have the opportunity to earn the Physician Quality Reporting System incentive and an additional incentive of 0.5% by working with a Maintenance of Certification entity and by completing the following:

  • Satisfactorily submitting data, without regard to method, on quality measures under Physician Quality Reporting, for a 12-month reporting period either as an individual physician or as a member of a selected group practice.

AND

  • More frequently than is required to qualify for or maintain board certification:
    • Participate in a Maintenance of Certification Program and
    • Successfully complete a qualified Maintenance of Certification Program practice assessment.

2014 Maintenance of Certification Qualification Requirements 

CMS has posted the Maintenance of Certification Requirements for the PQRS System 2014 incentive eligibility. To view, click on the following document titled: 2014 Maintenance of Certification Qualification Requirements.

2014 PQRS: Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Made Simple  

This Fact Sheet provides steps for successful participation in the Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive. It also explains the role of the qualified Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive entity.   To view, click on the document titled: 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Made Simple.

2014 Qualified Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Entities

CMS is pleased to announce that the following entities have become “qualified” for purposes of the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive. These entities either have participated in a vetting process to ensure that the Maintenance of Certification Program(s) they represent meet the requirements for participation in this incentive, or will use a previously qualified registry to submit data on their behalf. While the listed entities have been qualified, CMS cannot guarantee that any or all of the listed entities will be successful in providing the required information on behalf of their physicians. Eligible professionals can review this document by clicking on the following link: 2014 Qualified Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Entities.

2013 Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive XML File Specification 

The Maintenance of Certification Program (MOCP) Incentive XML File Specification for Program Year 2013 has been posted to this section page.  To view to document click on the following link 2013 MOCP XML Specification.