Beginning with the 2008 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program year, eligible professionals may qualify to earn a PQRS incentive by reporting quality measures data to a participating registry. Each eligible professional must satisfactorily report on at least 80 percent of eligible instances for at least three measures or report on a 20-patient sample (if reporting measures groups) to qualify for the 2013 PQRS incentive payment. Eligible professionals should work directly with the participating registry for more information on how to submit data on the selected measures or measures group. The 2013 PQRS data submission window will be in the first quarter of 2014.
2013 Registry XML Specifications
The Registry XML Specifications and Error Messages for the 2013 program year have been posted to this section page. To view click on document titled "2013 Registry XML Specifications" in the "Downloads" section below.
2013 PQRS: Registry Reporting Made Simple
This document describes registry-based reporting and outlines steps that eligible professionals or group practices participating in GPRO should take in selecting a registry to work with for the 2013 PQRS program year. To view click on document titled "2013 PQRS Registry Reporting Made Simple" in the "Downloads" section below.
2013 Participating Registry Vendors
CMS is pleased to announce the participating Registry Vendors are able to report quality data to CMS for the 2013 PQRS program year. The 2013 Registry Vendors are allowed to submit PQRS data on behalf of individual eligible professionals and Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) group practices. These vendors have indicated that they possess the requirements outlined by CMS for data submission. Some of the 2013 Registry Vendors are also able to submit Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program data on behalf of individual eligible professionals and GPRO group practices. See the list of participating Registry Vendors and additional information within the document titled “2013 Participating Registry Vendors” in the “Downloads” section below.
2013 Registry Vendor Criteria
CMS has posted the criteria for 2013 Registry Vendors, which includes information regarding the self-nomination process. Registry Vendors wishing to participate in the 2013 PQRS should review the document entitled "2013 Registry Vendor Criteria" in the "Downloads" section below.
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