CMS Virtual Office Hour on PQRS: August 16

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August 8, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the first session of a 3-part Virtual Office Hours series regarding 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measures. The series includes 3 separate sessions that cover topics related to PQRS measures, such as a brief explanation of a quality measure, measures-related resources, and next steps for participation in 2016 PQRS.

The first session, titled “2016 PQRS Reporting: Introduction to Quality Measures Reporting (session 1 of 3)”, will take place on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET. Topics to be discussed in this session include How to Get Started with PQRS and what are claims/qualified registry clinical quality measures. This PQRS Virtual Office Hours session will allow stakeholders an opportunity to ask a CMS representative questions about how to get started with quality measures for 2016 PQRS reporting.

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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.