Get Ready for Physician Quality Reporting in 2015
Hover over hospitals and health networks in your region to learn about who is in the top and bottom quartiles for quality and how your practice compares (Double-click to zoom out).
Map displays quality reporting results for health networks with 100 providers or more who volunteered to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System in 2013.
Starting in 2015, all providers who participate in Fee-For-Service Medicare are required to report to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Providers will report 9 clinical quality measures across 6 National Quality Strategy Domains including clinical care, care coordination, clinical outcomes, patient safety, efficiency, and cost reduction. (Learn more about Clinical Quality Measurements on the CMS portal.)
Based on clinical quality measures, Medicare will adjust reimbursements according to the following schedule at the end of the reporting period in 2017:
As data from clinical quality measures becomes publicly available, it is essential that your practice take steps to improve your performance score in order to avoid reimbursement penalties and to maintain your reputation among patients and other providers in your region.
Potential steps to improve your PQRS ratings include:
- Ensuring that complex patients that require significant care coordination do not fall through the cracks
- Integrating software that ensures that providers have the latest clinical guidelines at their fingertips when making making decisions
- Working to ensure that your EHR delivers meaningful, patient-centered clinical insights that enhance (rather than disrupt) clinical workflow
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Daniel Wasser, MD