Miscellaneous goings-on at CMS


Physician Compare: 2014 Quality Data Available

Two new datasets are available through the Physician Compare Downloadable Database:

  • 2014 Physician Quality Report System (PQRS) clinical quality of care performance rates for six measures collected via claims for over 37,000 individual Eligible Professionals (EPs)
  • 2014 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) performance rates for 14 measures collected via Web Interface, as well as eight CAHPS for PQRS survey of patients’ experiences summary survey measures for approximately 345 group practices

The database also includes demographic information and Medicare quality program participation for individual EPs, which is updated every two weeks. For questions, Contact the Physician Compare Support team.

PQRS: EIDM Accounts Required to Access Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual QRURs

CMS is releasing two reports in early fall that will require Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) accounts to access:

  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback reports on your program year 2015 reporting results, including payment adjustment assessment for 2017
  • 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) that will show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2015 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2017 Value Modifier

Prepare now by either signing up for an EIDM account or ensuring that your existing account is active. The same EIDM account can be used to access both reports. To register for an EIDM account, visit the CMS Enterprise Portal. The EIDM System Toolkit has instructions for obtaining a new account, managing and updating information for an existing account, and adding account roles. For additional assistance, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912 (TTY 877-715- 6222) or qnetsupport@hcqis.org.

ICD-10 Coding Resources

The ICD-10 website features official coding resources that can help you maintain your ICD-10 progress, including:

Visit the ICD-10 website and Roadto10.org for the latest news and official resources, including the Next Steps Toolkit and a contact list for provider Medicare and Medicaid questions

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