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2013 PQRS Incentive Payment User Guide (04-15-2014)

CMS has posted a guide for understanding the 2013 PQRS Incentive Payment.  Click on the following link to visit the Analysis and Payment section page to view this document.

2014 Qualified Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Entities (04-14-2014)

CMS has posted a document with a list of entities that have become qualified for purposes of the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive.  Click of the following link to view this list posted on the Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive section page.

2013 PQRS Feedback Report User Guide  (04-14-2014) 

CMS has posted a quick reference guide for understanding the 2013 PQRS Feedback Report. The PQRS Feedback Report User Guide is designed to assist eligible professionals (EPs) and their authorized users with accessing and interpreting the 2013 PQRS feedback reports. To view this document visit the following section page: Analysis and Payment.

Update! 2014 Individual Measure Specifications, Release Notes and Single Source (04-04-2014) 

The 2014 Individual Measure Specifications, Release Notes and Single Source document was updated based on some coding discrepancies found between documents. This updated file will replace the previous file posted on the Measures Codes and How to Get Started section pages.

Update! How to Get Started Page (04-03-2014) 

CMS has updated language under Step 4 of the Measure Groups heading on the How To Get Started section page noting that 2014 PQRS measures groups are reportable only via registry. To view this document visit the following section page: How To Get Started.

New! 2012 PQRS eRx Experience Report (04-03-2014)

CMS has posted the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Experience Report, summarizing the reporting experience of eligible professionals in these programs in 2012. To view this report, visit the Analysis and Payment section page.  A data brief highlighting participation in these programs in 2012 is also available.

Update! 2014 PQRS EHR Made Simple (04-01-2014) 

CMS has updated and reposted the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Made Simple changing the reporting date back to February 28, 2015 and updated the qnetsupport email to address.  To view this document visit the following section page: Electronic Health Record Reporting.

2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Avoiding the 2016 PQRS Payment Adjustment (03-31-2014)

This article provides information on the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment and guidance on how individual EPs and group practices can avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment. To view this posting visit the Payment Adjustment Information section page.

The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Web Interface Q&A session presentation (03-25-2014)

The March 21, 2014 ACO and GPRO Support Call presentation have been posted to the GPRO Web Interface section page.  To view this document visit the following section page: GPRO Web Interface.

2014 Qualified Registry Vendor (03-21-2014)

CMS has posted the conditionally qualified 2014 Registry Vendors document. To review this document click on the following link: Registry Reporting section page.  

2014 Made Simple Documents (03-20-2014) 

The following Made Simple documents listed below have been posted to the Educational Resources section page. To viewed those documents visit the following section page: Educational Resources.

  • 2014 Web Interface Reporting Made Simple
  • 2014 PQRS GPRO Requirements
  • 2014 Qualified Clinical Data Registry Made Simple
  • 2014 CMS-certified Survey Vendor Made Simple

The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Web Interface Q&A session presentation (03-20-2014)

The March 19, 2014 ACO and GPRO Support Call presentation have been posted to the GPRO Web Interface section page.  To view click on the following link: GPRO Web Interface.

Updated! PQRS Overview Fact Sheet (03-18-2014) 

The PQRS Overview Fact Sheet document has been updated and reposted to the Overview and Education and Resources section pages. 

Updated! March 18, 2014 National Provider Call Presentation and Announcements (03-17-2014)

The March 18, 2014 National Provider Call powerpoint presentation and announcements are now available.  To view this document visit the following section page:  CMS Sponsored Calls

The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Web Interface Q&A session presentation (03-17-2014)

The March 6, 2014 ACO and GPRO Support Call and the March 17, 2014 presentation have been posted to the GPRO Web Interface section page.  To view this document visit the following section page: GPRO Web Interface

Updated! 2014 PQRS Measures List and Implementation Guide (03-14-2014)

The CMS 1500 Claim form was updated and new N365 language was added into the Implementation Guide. This updated zip file has been posted on the How To Get Started and Educational Resources section pages. 

New! 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Payment Adjustment Feedback Report User Guide (03-14-2014)

CMS has posted a 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Payment Adjustment Feedback Report User Guide to assist eligible professionals (EPs), group practices, and their authorized users with accessing and interpreting the 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment Feedback Report. To view this guide click on the following link: Payment Adjustment Information section page.

The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Web Interface Q&A session presentation (03-14-2014)

The March 13, 2014 presentation has been posted to the GPRO Web Interface  section page. 

New! 2014 GPRO EHR Reporting for Vendors  (03-07-2014)

CMS has posted a fact sheet about 2014 GPRO EHR-based reporting for EHR vendors, which includes information about how EHR Direct and Data Submission Vendors should report 2014 PQRS for group practices participating in PQRS GPRO. To view this document go the following section pages by clicking on the following link: Electronic Health Record Reporting and Group Practice Reporting Option

New! The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Web Interface Q&A session presentation (03-07-2014)

The February 27, 2014 ACO and GPRO Support Call Q&A has been posted on the GPRO Web Interface page. Additionally, the March 6, 2014 presentation has also been posted. This document provides cumulative questions and answers from all of the 2013 GPRO Support Call Q&A sessions with CMS in addition to frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the 2012 submission period that are relevant to the 2013 PQRS submission.

Updated! PQRS Overview Fact Sheet (03-05-2014)

CMS has an updated version of the PQRS Overview Fact Sheet that includes CEHRT language.  This document has been posted in the downloads section on the Physician Quality Reporting System Overview homepage.  Click on the embedded link to visit that page.  

Updated! Electronic Health Record Reporting (03-04-2014)

The Electronic Health Record Reporting section pages have been updated for 2014. To view updates click on the embedded links for this pages. 

New! Upcoming March 18, 2014 National Provider Call (03-04-2014)

CMS will be hosting a National Provider Call on March 18, 2014.  This 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).  To register and get more information on this call click on the following link: CMS Sponsored Calls.  .  

Updated! 2014 PQRS GPRO Requirements (03-03-2014)

CMS has update the 2014 PQRS GPRO Requirements document to version 1.1 dated 02-28-2014. To view this document visit the following section page: Group Practice Reporting Option.  

New! The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Web Interface
Q&A session presentation
(02-28-2014)

The February 20, 2014 ACO and GPRO Support Call Q&A has been posted on the GPRO Web Interface page. Additionally, the February 27, 2014 presentation has also been posted. This document provides cumulative questions and answers from all of the 2013 GPRO Support Call Q&A sessions with CMS in addition to frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the 2012 submission period that are relevant to the 2013 PQRS submission.

New! How to Report Once for 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs (02-27-2014) 

CMS has posted a How to Report Once for 2014 document to the Educational Resources and How To Get Started section pages.  This document serves as a guide to individual eligible professionals wishing to report quality measures one time during the 2014 program year in order to become incentive eligible for the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment, and satisfy the clinical quality measure (CQM) component of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.