4 Steps to Getting Started with PQRS
 

4 Steps to Getting Started with PQRS

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Learn how to start participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System in just four steps.

Learn how to start participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System in just four steps.

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    4 Steps to Getting Started with PQRS 4 Steps to Getting Started with PQRS Presentation Transcript

    • 4 Steps to GettingStarted with PQRS Reporting
    • Why PQRS?4 reasons
    • 1. Earn incentives • 2013: 0.5% • 2014: 0.5%2. Avoid penalties • 2015: 1.5% • 2016 and subsequent years: 2.0%
    • 3. Get double credit • Can use PQRS reporting to satisfy Meaningful Use CQM requirement
    • 4. Position for value- based reimbursement • Reporting of PQRS measures will determine application of CMS’ value- based payment modifier
    • How to Get Started 4 steps
    • Step 1: Determine your eligibility.
    • Professionals are eligible for PQRS if they provideservices paid under/based upon the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
    • No signup or pre-registration is required.
    • Step 2: Choose a PQRS reporting method.
    • There are five methods:1. Claims2. Registry3. Data submission vendor (DSV)4. EHR Direct5. Group practice reporting option (GPRO)
    • So how do you choosewhich method is right for you?
    • Factors to consider: • Cost • Your EHR • Risk • Complexity • Meaningful Use participation • Positioning for the future
    • Cost: • Some PQRS submission methods involve costs: • Registry-based • DSV • Other methods do not: • EHR direct
    • Your EHR • To submit PQRS measures via EHR Direct, you must have an EHR qualified by CMS to submit EHR Direct measures. • There are only 24 qualified EHR Direct vendors for 2013 PQRS.
    • Risk • Any time you convert data from one system to another, you risk losing data integrity. • Reporting through a registry or DSV that uses registry submission introduces this risk.
    • Complexity • Some options are more complex than others • Most complex: • Claims-based • Group reporting option
    • Meaningful UseParticipation • CMS has aligned PQRS and Medicare EHR Incentive Program: • PQRS Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot
    • Step 3: Select PQRSmeasures to report.
    • Available measures willdepend on the reportingmethod you choose. See www.cms.gov/pqrs for more information.
    • Step 4: Report yourselected measures via your selected method.
    • The reporting period and process for reportingmeasures also depend on your chosen reporting method.
    • Want to learn more about PQRS? Watch a free recorded webinar atsuccessehs.com/archived- webinars.
    • Need a health IT partner to help you achieve success with PQRS? SuccessEHS is a 2013 EHR Direct Qualified Vendor. Learn how we can help.
    • Visit www.successehs.com for more information.