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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
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
Measure #30 Perioperative Care: Timely Administration of Prophylactic Parenteral Antibiotics
Measure #44 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft:Preoperative Beta-Blocker in patients with isolated CABG surgery
Measure #76 Prevention of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
Measure #193 Perioperative Temperature Management
Consult the 2013 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
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.
ASA PQRS Webinar