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Upcoming Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Program Milestones

September 9, 2013 | By More

October 15, 2013 PQRS Program Milestones

Providers considered eligible and able to participate in PQRS may be subject to a payment adjustment beginning in 2015. Eligible professionals (EPs) that do not report data on quality measures for covered professional services during the 2013 program year will be subject to a 1.5% payment adjustment beginning in 2015.

October 15, 2013 Milestones:

  • Last day for individuals and groups participating in the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) to elect to participate in the administrative claims-based reporting mechanism to avoid a payment adjustment in 2015
  • Last day for groups to register to participate in GPRO for the 2013 PQRS program year via Web Interface or registry reporting

Helpful Resources:

Learn how to Participate in the 2013 PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot

CMS has released a June, 2013 fact sheet on how to participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Pilot Program. The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Pilot allows eligible professionals (EPs) to meet the clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting objective of meaningful use requirements for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program while also reporting for the PQRS program. EPs who wish to participate in the electronic reporting pilot must submit 12 months of CQM data. EPs must submit the data between January 1, 2014 and February 28, 2014.

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