CMS Announcements, Events, and New Resources
Respond to CMS’ Request for Public Comment on Potential CQMs for Stage 3
CMS invites the public to provide input on new clinical quality measures (CQMs) for potential use by eligible professionals in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Comments on proposed measure specifications are now being accepted, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25, 2013, to be considered. Learn more.
Access Your 2012 PQRS Feedback Report
Feedback reports are now available for providers who submitted Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data from Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule claims received with dates of service between January 1 and December 31, 2012. Download the User Guide.
New CMS Listserv on PQRS
CMS has a new listserv to keep you informed about the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. The PQRS listserv includes helpful information like timely updates, how to submit quality measures to CMS, and details about the program’s impact on payment. By subscribing to the listserv, you will be informed of upcoming deadlines and get answers to questions gathered from eligible professionals about PQRS. Program updates like the ones below will be circulated on the listserv to keep you informed of new developments.
National Provider Call
Friday, November 15; 2-3:30 ET
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Streamlined Access to PECOS, EHR, and NPPES - Changes have been made to simplify the way providers and suppliers access the Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), the EHR Incentive Program, and the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). These updates, available since October 7, improve the user experience when registering as an individual practitioner, authorized or delegated official of an organization, or someone working within PECOS on behalf of a provider or supplier (also known as a surrogate). This MLN Connects Call will provide detailed instructions on these changes.
Target Audience: All Medicare FFS providers, as well as Professionals and Hospitals eligible for the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
eHealth Provider Webinar Series
November 19th, 12pm – 1:30pm ET
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One One Year Until ICD-10: Steps Your Practice Should Take to Prepare - The tenth in this biweekly series.
The presentations and recordings from past webinars can be accessed on the Resources page of the eHealth website:
- 2013 PQRS Program: What Providers Need to Know About Upcoming PQRS Deadlines (September 11, 2013)
- Eligible Hospitals: Preparing for Stage 2 (August 27, 2013)
- Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: How Eligible Professionals Successfully Participate (August 13, 2013)
- Administrative Simplification and eHealth (July 30, 2013)
- Quality Measurement 101: What Providers Need to Know about CMS Quality Programs (July 16, 2013)
- Intro to the EHR Incentive Programs for EPs: Basic Eligibility, Payment Information, and Key Deadlines (July 2, 2013)
- EHR Incentive Programs: Stage 2 Overview, Audits, and Payment Adjustments (June 20, 2013)
- Advancing Interoperability through Meaningful Use: A Refresher Course (June 6, 2013)
Stage 1 Meaningful Use Calculator Includes Updated Measure Requirements
The Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator can help you prepare to enter your meaningful use information into the CMS attestation system. Enter your meaningful use data into the calculator to learn if you have met all of the objectives and the associated measures prior to completing attestation for Stage 1 of the EHR Incentive Programs. Changes include removal of core measures no longer required for Stage 1 and updates to measure requirements in accordance with the Stage 2 rule.