Upcoming PQRS Webinars

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January 6, 2017

CECity, our vendor for PQRSwizard (an online reporting tool which allows for individual EPs to report their PQRS data), is hosting several informational webinars in the coming weeks: 

​Physicians must successfully participate in PQRS in 2016 to avoid up to an 8-10% penalty in 2018. The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-mandated quality reporting program that gives eligible professionals (EPs) incentives and negative payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information.

Why Participate in PQRS?

  • Physicians who successfully participate in PQRS will avoid a penalty in 2018.
  • Physicians who choose not to participate in 2016 will be subject to a 2% penalty on all their 2018 Medicare Part B, Medicare as a Secondary Payer, and Railroad Medicare allowables.
  • Non-PQRS reporters will also experience an additional penalty under the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program, potentially an additional 2-4% penalty. 

Important PQRS Dates:

  • February 24, 2017: Last day that 2016 claims will be processed to be counted for PQRS reporting to determine the 2018 payment adjustment. 
  • February 28, 2017
    • Last day to submit 2016 clinical quality measures (CQMs) for dual participation in PQRS and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
    • Last day for qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) and EHRs to submit 2016 data.

Learn more or give us a call at (847) 737-6000 for additional assistance, if needed.

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.