2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available

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April 5, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) to groups and solo practitioners nationwide, including those who participated in the Shared Savings Program, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model or the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative in 2015. 

The 2015 Mid-Year QRURs were made available for informational purposes only and will not affect a group or solo practitioner’s payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The Mid-Year QRUR contains information on a subset of the measures used to calculate the 2017 Value Modifier. The Mid-Year QRUR provides interim information about performance on the 6 cost and 3 quality outcomes measures that CMS calculates from Medicare claims. These are some of the measures used in the calculation of the Value Modifier. The information in the MYQRUR is based on care provided from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, a period that precedes the actual calendar year 2015 performance period for the 2017 Value Modifier. More information about the Mid-Year QRUR can be found on the 2015 QRUR and 2017 Value Modifier web page.

The 2015 Mid-Year QRUR can be accessed on the CMS Enterprise Portal using an Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with the correct role. More information about obtaining a Mid-Year QRUR can be found on the How to Obtain a QRUR web page.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.