2014 PQRS Data Submission

Gain a 0.5% incentive on all 2014 Medicare charges!

Avoid the 2.0% penalty for non-participation!

This PI CME / MOC Part 4 activity has been enabled to align with the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The data entered may be used to submit through NetHealth's PQRSPRO registry to receive a 0.5% incentive payment on all 2014 Medicare claims and avoid the 2016 2.0% penalty for non-participation.

De-identified patient data entered will be seamlessly passed over to the PQRSPRO system, leaving a few short steps to complete the process and submit to CMS.

The additional cost of $199 for participating in PQRSPRO registry (a $100 discount off of the usual cost of $299) includes email and telephone support and data validation reports that may apply to some insurance cost-reduction programs.

To participate in this program, you can begin your PI CME activity now. Once you have completed your first round of chart entry, your data will seamlessly pass through to the PQRSPRO registry and you will be prompted to continue and complete the 2013 PQRS data submission process by January 2014.

Any questions that you may have about PQRS registry reporting can be submitted to PQRSSupport@nethealthinc.com or call 610.590.2229.

Please note that you can choose this option whether or not you are submitting to PQRS through claims; CMS will take the 'best' (most accurate) results for submission. Success rates for submission through a registry such as this are significantly higher than claims-based reporting.

About PQRS 2014

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a continuation of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) PQRI program, initiated in 2007. Offering an incentive reimbursement (calculated on all annual Medicare claims) of 2% in 2007 to 2010, 1% in 2011, and 0.5% in 2012 to 2014. The program requires the submission of de-identified patient data on specified quality measures.

In the establishment stage since 2007, the incentive premium is available to all eligible professionals reporting, regardless of demonstrated improvement. Since 2011, 0% performance on any measure disqualifies participants from obtaining the incentive.

In 2016 a -2% "payment adjustment" will be applied to non-participants in 2014.