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jseverson

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PQRS with EHR
« on: January 07, 2013, 10:42:28 AM »
I have a LCSW who has a small Medicare practice who stated to me that she has to abide by the PQRS or get her reimbursments lowered, can someone please help me, I went to Medicare's site and I don't understand it.  All my other providers are PhD and MFT so I am lost.
Help would be really appreciated.
Judy

RichardP

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Re: PQRS with EHR
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 02:30:43 PM »
Have you seen either of these two links.  Note the links on the left side of each of these pages:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/index.html?redirect=/PQRI/

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/clinical-practice-improvement/clinical-quality/physician-quality-reporting-system-2012.page

The following paragraph is from the CMS link and refers to 2012, but I'm sure it works for 2013 also:

To participate in the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting, individual eligible professionals may choose to report information on individual Physician Quality Reporting quality measures or measures groups: (1) to CMS on their Medicare Part B claims, (2) to a qualified Physician Quality Reporting registry, or (3) to CMS via a qualified electronic health record (EHR) product, or 4) to a qualified Physician Quality Reporting data submission vendor. Individual eligible professionals who meet the criteria for satisfactory submission of Physician Quality Reporting quality measures data via one of the reporting mechanisms above for services furnished during a 2012 reporting period will qualify to earn a Physician Quality Reporting incentive payment equal to 0.5% of their total estimated Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) allowed charges for covered professional services furnished during that same reporting period. To learn more about how to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting, visit the "How To Get Started" link as well as the "Educational Resources" link at left. Fact sheets are available to help you understand the requirements associated with each reporting option. Information specific to reporting via a registry, EHR direct or EHR data submission vendor can be found at the respective "Registry Reporting" and "Electronic Health Record Reporting" links to the left.

RichardP

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Re: PQRS with EHR
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 02:40:28 PM »
After you have absorbed the relevant information, let us know if you still need help.  Specifically, what is it you need to do for your LCSW that you don't know how to do?

jseverson

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Re: PQRS with EHR
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 09:33:11 AM »
Thanks,
Richard for your help.