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PQRS News From the AQI and ASA
THE AQI IS NOW AN APPROVED QUALIFIED CLINICAL DATA REGISTRY (QCDR)
QCDR approved measures including non-PQRS measures
AQI non-PQRS measures narrative
What is QCDR and how to participate with through AQI
The qualified clinical data registry-what it means to anesthesiology
QCDR designation from Medicare puts physician anesthesiologists in charge-Letter from Dr. Fitch, 2014 ASA President
New CMS resources available for multiple Medicare quality reporting programs - ASA Washington Alert
Who are eligible professionals (EPs)?
The "Reporting Once" tool for 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs can be found on the PQRS website. Members can learn whether they will be incentive eligible for PQRS in 2014, avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment, and satisfy the clinical quality measure component of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a voluntary quality reporting program created by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that provides a financial incentive for eligible providers who successfully report individual quality measures or measures groups during a designated reporting period.
FORMS FOR REPORTING PQRS THROUGH AQI
Form for AQI to submit PQRS data
Eligible Professionals (EP) list for submitting PQRS data through AQI
PY2014 QCDR non-PQRS measure specification
CMS qualifies registries to submit PQRS on behalf of their eligible professionals. The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) is a qualified PQRS registry.
PQRS Anesthesia Measures
Consult the 2014 Physician quality reporting system measure specifications manual for the detailed requirements and reporting instructions for each of these measures.
2014 Physician fee schedule final rule
Incentives, adjustments, & measurement: A primer on PQRS for 2014 - by ASA Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Latest CMS resources for PQRS reporting
Participating in PQRS in 2014-CMS Ehealth Webinar
Webinar presentations-CMS eHealth Webinar Presentations
ASA's Quality and Regulatory Affairs 2014 PQRS Training Webinar:
Introduction to PQRS-Chapter 1
Individual reporting options-Chapter 2
Group reporting options-Chapter 3
Concluding information and resources-Chapter 4
Webcast script (PDF)
PDF version of webcast
Requirements for reporting PQRS through AQI
The following requirements are necessary in order for AQI to report PQRS measures on behalf of eligible professionals in your group.
THE DEADLINE FOR AQI TO REPORT ON 2013 CASES HAS PASSED. WE ARE NOW ONLY ACCEPTING PQRS REPORTING FOR 2014.
*The final day to have the sign up process done with AQI is July 1, 2014.
*December 2014 data due to AQI by February 1, 2015
CMS deadlines for PQRS
CMS PQRS timeline
PQRS offers incentive payment to diplomates participating in MOCA-Learn about ASA's MOCA offerings by visiting education.asahq.org/moca