Per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), VSAC is the official repository for Value Sets that support 2014 Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs). VSAC will also host other value sets such as Routes of Administration and Patient Assessment Instruments in the near future.

Yes, earned incentive payments will be deducted by 2%; President Obama has required this by law.  President Obama issued a sequestration order on March 1, 2013. Under these mandatory reductions, PQRS incentive payments made to eligible professionals and group practices have been reduced by 2%.

This 2% reduction affected PQRS incentive payments for reporting periods that ended on or after April 1, 2013. All 2014 incentive payments are subject to sequestration.

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2nd Quarter interim Feedback Dashboard reports are now available.  For eligible professionals and submitted data for claims sent in January 01, 2014 and June 30, 2014.  Data is available on a quarterly basis in order to monitor the status of claims-based individual measures. Dashboard data does not indicate whether or not an incentive payment was earned.

CMS is pleased to announce that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) incentive payments are now available for eligible professionals and group practices who submitted data for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The PQRS incentive payments are for EPs and group practices who met the PQRS satisfactory reporting criteria, regardless of participation in another program (i.e., Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, etc.).

CMS has added more PQRS training modules to help simplify the process, including one for beginner, intermediate and advanced PQRS reporting.  The modules are designed to help you find the information you need to satisfactorily participate in PQRS and other programs that offer incentive payments in 2014.

Questions and Answers for Psychologists and PQRS. In 2007, Psychologists had very limited opportunity to participate in PQRS. As of 2014, there are 11 measures available for claims-based reporting and two for registry reporting.  

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Below are the 11 new measures for 2014

MDinteractive is providing support to access disease management and registry database systems reporting PQRS to avoid penalties including: 

  • Avoid 2% PQRS Penalty
  • Medicare Qualified Registry
  • Easy PQRS Submission
  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Real-time performance reports
  • Video tutorials
  • 24/7 Data Accessibility
  • Data reviewed before submission to CMS

To visit their Web site click here   MDinteractive


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