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CMS Proposals for PQRS and Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2014 Proposed Rule
Value-Based Payment Modifier – Physician Feedback Program


This National Provider Call provides an overview of the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. This presentation will cover potential program updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The topics covered include changes to reporting mechanisms, individual measures, and measures groups for inclusion in 2014, criteria for satisfactorily reporting for incentive, criteria for avoiding future payment adjustments, requirements for Medicare incentive program alignment and satisfactory participation under the qualified clinical data registry option, which will be established in the PQRS as a result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

The presentation also provides an overview of the proposals for the value-based payment modifier including how CMS proposes to continue to phase in and expand application of the value-based payment modifier in 2016 based on performance in 2014. The presentation also describes how the value-based payment modifier is aligned with the reporting requirements under the PQRS.

Lastly, this presentation provides information on the 2014 PFS Proposed Rule comment period, which allows the public to post comments and suggestions to proposed program requirements.

When: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician group practices, practice managers, medical and specialty societies, payers, insurers.


  • Introduction
  • Review of the Proposed PQRS Policies under the 2014 Proposed Rule
  • Review of the Proposed Value-based Payment Modifier Policies under the 2014 Proposed Rule
  • Questions/Answers

Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 795KB]

Audio File [ZIP, 19MB]

Transcript [PDF, 491KB]


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