On September 18, 2017, CMS released the 2016 Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) which explains whether you are eligible to receive a pay cut or increase. The quality and resource use reports (QRUR) provide the results of the statistical analysis used by the value-based modifier (VBM) program and tell a practice what they will be paid. The value-based payment modifier (VBM) program impacts reimbursement for practices of all sizes and specialties, and many managers and physicians in these small and mid-sized practices know little if anything about the program and don’t understand it. The complicated statistical analysis used by the program can feel like a black box to most providers and managers.
Your 2018 Medicare payments will be based on how your practice compares to the national average on cost and quality in 2016. Under the value-based payment modifier (VBM) program, you could receive payment cuts of up to 4% in 2018 – cuts that are in addition to a possible 5% reduction from other Medicare Quality Programs (PQRS – Physician Quality Reporting System and Meaningful Use). Or, if you performed significantly above average, you could receive an increase above the standard Medicare payment rate in 2018.
Join this session with expert speaker Jeanne J. Chamberlin, where she will help you understand the VBM program, how to download your QRUR reports, and how to interpret them. This session will provide the information in a clear language about how to find and use the reports, what they mean, how the VBM will be transitioned into the new merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) program, and how a practice can use these reports to improve their revenue in the future.
Who Should Attend
- Jeanne J. Chamberlin
- Jeanne J. Chamberlin
- Jim Sheldon-Dean
- Elin Baklid-Kunz
- Thomas J. Force
Jeanne J. Chamberlin is currently a Practice Management Consultant with MSOC Health. Over the past five years, she has worked with dozens of medical practices to improve efficiency and maximize profit.
As practice administrator of a 10-physician multi-specialty practice, Jeanne began reporting quality measures for the PQRS program in 2007. As a consultant with MSOC Health, she has assisted a wide variety of providers...
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