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Overview of the 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports
Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) – Physician Feedback Program

On September 30, CMS made 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to group practices and physician solo practitioners nationwide. This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides an overview of the 2013 QRUR and explains how to interpret and use the information in the report.

The 2013 QRURs contain quality and cost performance data for CY 2013, which is the performance period for the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) that will be applied to physician payments for items and services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for groups of 100 or more eligible professionals in 2015. The 2013 QRUR can be used to plan for improving the quality and efficiency of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries, and also to understand and improve performance on quality and cost measures for the 2016 VM. The 2013 QRURs include data assessing a group practice or solo practitioner’s performance on cost measures, information about the services and procedures contributing most to beneficiaries’ costs, as well as performance on quality measures including performance on three outcome measures.

The call will be more meaningful if you have your QRUR in front of you to follow along. We strongly encourage authorized representatives to sign up for a new Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account or modify an existing account at as soon as possible in order to be able to access the QRURs prior to the call.

Quick reference guides that provide step-by-step instructions for requesting each Physician Value-Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) system role for a new or existing IACS account are available in the "Downloads" section on the Self Nomination/Registration web page.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time:    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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


  • Opening Remarks
  • Overview of the 2013 QRUR
  • How to understand and use the 2013 QRURs
  • Question and Answer session

Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 1MB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 18MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 348KB]

Continuing Education Credit Information:
This MLN Connects Call is being evaluated by CMS for CME and CEU continuing education credit (CE). Review CE Activity Information & Instructions for specific details.

To register for an MLN Connects National Provider Call, please visit the CMS MLN Connects Upcoming Calls registration website.

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For More Information:
For more information, please visit the Medicare FFS Physician Feedback Program/Value-Based Payment Modifier web page