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Delivering Coordinated, High Quality Care for Patients

September 19th, 2016|

Delivering Coordinated, High Quality Care for Patients
By Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer

In July 2016, CMS proposed new bundled payment models that continue the Administration’s progress to shift Medicare payments from rewarding quantity to rewarding quality by creating strong incentives for hospitals and clinicians to deliver better care to

Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

September 12th, 2016|

Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

As the baby boom generation ages, 10,000 people enter the Medicare program each day. Facing that demand, it is essential that Medicare continues to support physicians in delivering high-quality patient care. This includes increasing its focus on patient outcomes and reducing the obstacles that

2015 Physician Quality Reporting System Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports Available Soon

August 17th, 2016|

2015 Physician Quality Reporting System Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports Available Soon

The 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback reports will be available in September 2016 for individual eligible professionals (EPs) and PQRS group practices. The PQRS feedback reports will provide the final determination on whether or not participants

CY 2017 OPPS/ASC PPS Proposed Rule On Display, Hospital VBP Program Proposal

July 13th, 2016|

CY 2017 OPPS/ASC PPS Proposed Rule On Display, Hospital VBP Program Proposal

On July 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Prospective Payment System (ASC PPS) policy changes, quality provisions, and payment rates proposed rule (CMS-1656-P).

Reminder: 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Open through June 30, 2016

June 3rd, 2016|

Reminder: 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Open through June 30, 2016

Groups of two or more Eligible Professionals (EPs) can avoid the -2.0% CY 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) payment adjustment by meeting the satisfactory reporting criteria through the 2016 PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO). The Physician Value – PQRS (PV-PQRS) Registration System is now

CMS Announces the Release of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2014 Reporting Experience Including Trends (2007-2015)

May 12th, 2016|

CMS Announces the Release of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2014 Reporting Experience Including Trends (2007-2015)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2014 Reporting Experience Including Trends (2007-2015), referred to as the 2014 PQRS Experience Report.

The PQRS Experience Report is released by CMS annually and provides data and trends

2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available

April 21st, 2016|

2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available

CMS has released the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) to groups and solo practitioners nationwide, including those who participated in the Shared Savings Program, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, or the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative in 2015.

The 2015 Mid-Year QRURs were made available for

2016 PQRS GPRO Registration is Now Open

April 21st, 2016|

2016 PQRS GPRO Registration is Now Open

Groups can register to participate in the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value – Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System. PQRS GPRO is an option available to groups with 2 or more eligible professionals (EPs). Groups must meet the

2016 PQRS GPRO Registration is Now Open

April 5th, 2016|

Groups can register to participate in the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value – Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System. PQRS GPRO is an option available to groups with 2 or more eligible professionals (EPs). Groups must meet the satisfactory reporting criteria through the PQRS

2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available

April 5th, 2016|

CMS has released the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) to groups and solo practitioners nationwide, including those who participated in the Shared Savings Program, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, or the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative in 2015.

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