PQRS Update: There’s Still Time to Avoid Medicare Payment Cuts

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Prerecorded Event
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60 minutes
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Tips, Requirements and Options to Successfully Report Quality Measures to CMS


Physicians and other healthcare providers are subject to a Medicare payment reduction of up to 6% if they fail to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): A 2% penalty comes from the PQRS program itself, and a second program, the Value-Based Modifier (VBM) program, uses quality data to determine whether your practice will receive a 2% to 4% cut or a potentially large increase in Medicare payments. Some practices earned a 32% increase in 2016 based on their quality data from 2014.

Join this session by expert speaker Jeanne J. Chamberlin to learn about the requirements and reporting options for successfully reporting quality measures to CMS. You’ll learn how your practice’s costs and quality are evaluated under PQRS and the VBM programs, and get various tips about how CMS’s quality programs work. Even if you haven’t been collecting quality data, there are still opportunities to successfully participate in PQRS for 2016 and avoid payment cuts in 2018.

Session Highlights

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the requirements and reporting options for successfully reporting quality measures to CMS under PQRS and VBM
  • Tips for procrastinators: Even if you haven’t been collecting quality data all year, there are still opportunities to successfully participate in PQRS and avoid payment cuts in 2018
  • Available options for successfully reporting quality measures
  • Optimizing payments in 2018 by selecting the right reporting approach as well as quality measures for PQRS
  • What to do if you have less than nine quality measures available for PQRS reporting
  • CMS’s mode of calculating practice’s performance scores, and its impact on your revenue
  • Steps and deadlines for avoiding payment cuts, and ways to position your practice for higher Medicare payments

Other Topics to Be Discussed

  • Concepts behind the VBM program and 2016 results
  • PQRS program basics
  • Avoiding 2018 penalties
  • PQRS measure #226: Tobacco screening/intervention
  • PQRS options for individual and group reporting
  • EHR options for reporting for meaningful use and PQRS together
  • Details of the measure group option
  • Reporting individual measures on 50% of Medicare patients
  • The MAV process and examples
  • Additional reporting options

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Mid-level providers
  • Therapists (PT, OT, speech, LCSW, etc.) in all specialties
  • Medical practices with less than 100 providers

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About Our Speaker

Jeanne J. Chamberlin

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...   More Info
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