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The Physician Quality Reporting System, PQRS, is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Under PQRS, covered professional services are those paid under or based on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). To the extent that eligible professionals are providing services which get paid under or based on the PFS, those services are eligible for PQRS incentive payments and/or payment adjustments.

 

The Kansas Hospital Association is working with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care to gather resources for providers to facilitate participation in PQRS and avoid penalties. Some reference materials are listed below:

PQRS 2016 Payment Adjustment Notification Letters

CMS PQRS Timeline

2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment and Providers who Rendered Services at RHCs/FQHCs 

2014 PQRS Preparation Information & Checklist

MLN Connects National Provider Call on PQRS September, 2014

PQRS Incentive Eligibility and Negative Payment Adjustment Review

PQRS 2015 Payment Adjustment Quick Reference Guide

PQRS and Part-B services at RHCs, FQHCs, and CAHS

2015 Physician Quality Reporting System Qualified Clinical Data Registries

 

Other Resources:

DTA Associates

Minnesota Community Measurement

KPN Health Toolkit

California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions PQRS Resource

 


For more information regarding this meeting, contact Sarah Gideon, Executive Director, (785) 354-6137 or sgideon@stormontvail.org.
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