2012 Supplemental QRURs (disseminated 6/2014)
This page contains links to Supplemental QRUR templates, methodologies, and supporting information for the 2012 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) that CMS issued in June 2014. CMS made the 2012 Supplemental QRURs available to group practices with 100 or more eligible professionals (EPs). The 2012 Supplemental QRURs reflected performance on episodes during a calendar year 2012 performance period. The 2012 Supplemental QRURs continued to build on research to construct episodes of care and attribute them to medical group practices. The 2012 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.
2012 Supplemental QRURs
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This document provides detailed methodology for the 2012 Supplemental QRURs, including an introduction to the goals and content of the reports.
This document contains responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Supplemental QRURs.
This document provides tips on how groups and solo practitioners can use the 2012 Supplemental QRUR to understand their performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
These files contain episode definitions that provide clinical descriptions and individual codes used to trigger and group Medicare claims into episodes for the 2012 Supplemental QRURs.
These files show episode risk factors that provide the codes that define health status as used to risk adjust episodes for the 2012 Supplemental QRURs.
This document gives instructions to group practices and solo practices on how to access their 2012 Supplemental QRUR.
The National Provider Call (NPC) presentation for the 2012 Supplemental QRURs, titled “How to Interpret Your 2012 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR)”, and an addendum that provides a high level summary of the data included in the reports.
A sample 2012 Supplemental QRUR template, as made available to the all group practices that had 100 or more EPs.