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Registry Reporting

Beginning with the 2010 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program year, eligible professionals may also qualify to earn an eRx incentive by reporting the eRx measure to a qualified registry. Professionals participating in a registry that self-nominates and qualifies to submit data on behalf of eligible professionals for a particular program year should expect to receive more information from the registry on how to participate. Only registries qualified for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) are eligible to become qualified for purposes of submitting data on the eRx measure on behalf of eligible professionals.

2013 eRx XML Specifications

The eRx XML Specifications and Error Messages for the 2013 program year have been posted to this section page.  To view click on this link 2013 eRx XML Specifications.

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 Physician Quality Reporting System should review the document entitled "2013 Registry Vendor Criteria" in the "Downloads" section below.

2012 Phase 2 Registry Qualified Posting

CMS is pleased to announce the registries that have successfully "qualified" to submit quality data to CMS on behalf of their eligible professionals for 2012 PQRS reporting. Each of these registries have completed the vetting process which includes providing the required PQRS data elements in an xml file submission, reviewing a measure flow and algorithms, performing use case calculations (this checks to see whether the registry calculates the measure's reporting and performance rates correctly). Some registries are also capable of reporting the eRx measure to CMS. See the table and more information in the document titled "2012 Phase 2 Registry Qualified Posting" in the "Downloads" section below.

2012 eRx Incentive Program XML File Specification

CMS has posted the 2012 eRx XML file specification.  This file can be viewed by clicking on the document titled "2012 Electronic Prescribing XML File Specification" in the "Downloads" section below.