2014 Supplemental QRURs (disseminated 9/2015)

This page contains links to Supplemental QRUR templates, methodologies, and supporting information for the 2014 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) that CMS issued in September 2015. CMS made the 2012 Supplemental QRURs available to all group practices and solo practitioners. The 2014 Supplemental QRURs reflected performance on episodes during a calendar year 2014 performance period. The 2014 Supplemental QRURs continued to build on research to construct episodes of care and attribute them to medical group practices and solo practitioners. The information included in the 2014 Supplemental QRURs was not incorporated in the Value-based Payment Modifier (VM) under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

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.

2014 Supplemental QRURs

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Detailed Methods, 2014 Supplemental QRURs (PDF)

This document presents the detailed methodology for the 2014 Supplemental QRURs, including an introduction to the goals and content of the reports.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding the 2014 Supplemental QRURs (PDF)

This document presents responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the 2014 Supplemental QRURs and the methodology used.

Tips for Understanding and Using the 2014 Supplemental QRURs (PDF)

This document provides tips on how groups and solo practitioners can use the 2014 Supplemental QRUR to understand their performance and identify opportunities for improvement.                                  

Episode Definitions (2014) (ZIP)

These files contain episode definitions that provide clinical descriptions and individual codes used to trigger and group Medicare claims into episodes for the 2014 Supplemental QRURs.

“How to Interpret Your Supplemental 2014 Supplemental QRUR " (10/15/2015) – NPC Presentation & Addendum (ZIP)

This file contains the October 15th National Provider Call (NPC) presentation for the 2014 Supplemental QRURs, titled “How to Interpret Your 2014 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR)”, and an addendum that provides a high level summary of the data contained in the reports.

Sample 2014 Supplemental QRUR (ZIP)

This file contains a sample 2014 Supplemental QRUR in two parts: a PDF file for Exhibits 1-4 and an Excel file for the Drill Down Tables.

Instructions for Medical Group Practices and Solo Practices to Access the 2014 Supplemental QRURs (PDF)

This document gives instructions to group practices and solo practices on how to access their 2014 Supplemental QRUR.

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