Member Services: Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
What is PQRS?
The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Act of 2007 (MMSEA), enacted on December 29, 2007, authorized the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) incentive payments to eligible professionals who satisfactorily reported quality measures data.
CMS announced that beginning in 2015, PQRS will be both a payment incentive program and a penalty program for physicians and other eligible health professionals who receive Medicare payments. These incentives or penalties will be based on data reported from 2013.
For a more complete description of PQRS, you can access an article from Kidney News — Physician Quality Reporting System: Incentive Today, Gone Tomorrow. (September 2012, Vol. 4, Number 9).
Who is eligible?
Under PQRS, covered professional services are those paid under or based on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). To the extent that eligible professionals are providing services which get paid under or based on the PFS, those services are eligible for PQRS.
- Medicare physicians
Below are webinars that will provide more information about managing professional quality measures data with PQRSWizard®. If you receive Medicare payments, successful documenting of measure data meets 2016 reporting requirements, as well as avoids financial penalties.
The Benefits of Qualified Clinical Data Registries in the 2016 reporting period
PQRSwizard Measures Group Reporting
PQRSwizard Individual Measures Reporting for Individual Providers
Measures Groups Reporting – An overview of 2016 registry requirements
Individual Measures – An overview of 2016 registry requirements for Eligible Professionals and GPRO Practices
Manage your data with the PQRSWizard®
ASN has partnered with CECity®, CMS approved as a qualified registry platform for the reporting of eligible professional quality data to PQRS, to offer the PQRSWizard® to ASN members. ASN members receive a discount of $100.00 from the normal fee of $299.00 and pay only $199.00 for access to the PQRSWizard®.
Registration for PQRS calendar year 2016 is now open. PQRSwizard offers 114 individual measures and 5 measure groups. Submission deadline: February 28. 2017 at 5:00pm ET.
Access the PQRSWizard