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Still time to report 2013 PQRS, 2014 measures now available

2014 is the last year eligible professionals can earn an incentive for satisfactorily reporting PQRS quality data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Meanwhile, physicians and other eligible professionals have until March 13 to submit their 2013 PQRS data through the registry PQRSwizard to avoid a 1.5 percent penalty in 2015 and earn a 0.5 percent incentive in 2014.

The Wisconsin Medical Society and CMS have resources available to assist those planning to use claims or registry-based reporting. Click here for more information on 2013 reporting, and get ready for 2014 reporting by reviewing the following resources available on CMS’s website:

CMS encourages physicians to consider the following when selecting measures for 2014 reporting:

  • Clinical conditions you treat most often.
  • Type(s) of care you typically provide – e.g., preventive, chronic, acute.
  • Setting(s) where you usually deliver care – e.g., office, emergency department, surgical suite.
  • Quality improvement goals you have planned for 2014.
  • Additional quality reporting programs you are using or considering.

More information is available on the CMS PQRS Measures Codes webpage. Visit the PQRS website for more information about the program.

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