Electronic Health Records

First and second quarter PQRS feedback now available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that eligible professionals (EPs) who submitted a PQRS quality measure in 2013 can now access first and second quarter submission data. The information is available through the 2013 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard.

Here is the full message from CMS:

Review Your 2013 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data

Individual eligible professionals (EPs) who reported at least one PQRS quality measure this year via claims-based reporting can now view first and second quarter data (January 2013 – June 2013) regarding their submissions using the 2013 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard.

The Dashboard will analyze data for those EPs who reported individual measures or measures group(s) and can be viewed as a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) summary or as individual National Provider Identifier (NPI) detail. The Dashboard data allows EPs and group practices to monitor the status of their claims-based measures and measures group reporting, to see where they are in meeting the PQRS reporting requirements.

The Dashboard is available through the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal, with Individual Authorized Access to the CMS Computer System (IACS) sign-in.

Dashboard Resources

The following CMS resources are available to help EPs and group practices access and interpret their 2013 PQRS interim feedback data:

• The User Guide: 2013 Interim Feedback Dashboard provides detailed information about accessing and interpreting the data provided in the feedback report.

IACS Quick Reference Guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to request an IACS account in order to access the Portal, if you do not already have one.

Note: The Dashboard does not provide the final data analysis for full-year reporting, or indicate 2013 PQRS incentive eligibility or subjectivity to the 2015 PQRS payment adjustment or the Value-based Payment Modifier to be implemented in 2015. The Dashboard will only provide claims-based data for 2013 interim feedback. Data from other CMS programs will not be included for purposes of the 2013 Dashboard data feedback. Data submitted for 2013 PQRS reporting via methods other than claims will be available for review in the fall of 2014 through the final PQRS feedback report or the QRUR for 2013 PQRS GPROs.

For More Information about PQRS
For more information about participating in PQRS, visit the PQRS website. For additional support or questions, contact the QualityNet Help Desk.

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