The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a voluntary Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Program. The PQRS program encourages healthcare professionals and group practices to report information on healthcare practices. This may lead to better care for Medicare patients.
PQRS requires that all eligible Medicare providers meet criteria for the satisfactory reporting of certain outcome measures. Eligible professionals (EPs) who do not meet the reporting requirements are subject to financial penalties – this includes ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Penalties totaled $214 million in 2013. More than 550,000 physicians’ – including 30,699 surgeons – Medicare Part B payments were negatively affected by not successfully participating in PQRS.
Learn from guest speaker Alina Logan from AMSURG Corp. as she outlines what PQRS is and provides details on how it plays a part in the daily activities of an ASC.
What you will learn
- Learn what is PQRS
- Identify reporting utilized by physicians that practice in an ASC setting
- Review what penalties and rewards are associated with reported measures
- Discuss upcoming changes to the reporting
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