If you see Medicare Part B patients, you need to be aware of your options for PQRS. Your actions will determine your potential bonus incentives payments or your future payment adjustments (penalties) to your Medicare reimbursements.
If you missed the PQRS administrative claims based registration deadline last week, you still have other options for participating in the program in 2013. The claims-based reporting method for avoiding the 2013 PQRS penalty involves reporting quality date codes on Medicare Part B claims for either:
- One individual measure for at least one eligible Medicare beneficiary, or
- One measures group for at least one eligible Medicare beneficiary.
Want to learn more?
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a CMS reporting program that includes incentives and penalties to promote reporting of quality information. All professional services covered by the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) are affected by PQRS. You can access additional PQRS resources here.
The PQRS program can be very complex, and there are more changes coming in 2014.
View our presentation entitled Practice Fusion Webinar: PQRS in 2013 and Beyond