2011 Supplemental QRURs (disseminated 6/2013)
This page contains links to Supplemental QRUR templates, methodologies, and supporting information for the 2011 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) that CMS issued in June 2013. CMS made the 2011 Supplemental QRURs available to the 54 large group practices that had previously received 2011 QRURs. The 2011 Supplemental QRURs reflected performance on episodes during a calendar year 2011 performance period. The 2011 Supplemental QRURs used a preliminary episode grouping algorithm to construct episodes of care and attribute them to medical group practices. The 2011 Supplemental QRURs were for informational purposes only and complemented the per capita cost and quality information provided in the QRURs.
CMS will continue to create new reports based on the improved version of the grouping algorithm that is under development. On the archive pages, we will retain past versions of report templates and methodologies.
2011 Supplemental QRURs
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This document provides detailed methodology for the 2011 Supplemental QRURs, including an introduction to the goals and content of the reports.
This document contains responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2011 Supplemental QRURs.
These files show episode definitions that provide clinical descriptions and individual codes used to trigger and group Medicare claims into episodes for the 2011 Supplemental QRURs.
These files show episode risk factors that provide the codes that define health status as used to risk adjust episodes for the 2011 Supplemental QRURs.
The two National Provider Call (NPC) presentations on the 2011 Supplemental QRURs titled "How to Interpret Your Supplemental 2011 QRUR for Groups: Episodes of Care" and “Summary of Findings on Episode Costs for Medical Groups Eligible to Receive 2011 Supplemental QRURs”. Each call also includes transcripts.
A sample 2011 Supplemental QRUR template, as made available to the 54 large group practices that had previously received 2011 QRURs.