PQRS and the Value Modifier

How to Interpret Your Quality Report, Improve Performance

The TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) will host more webinars on Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs). These open forums are free and will provide you with information to help you interpret your QRUR and improve your performance. 

What is a QRUR?

The QRUR is a component of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM) program. The VBM aligns with and is based on your participation in the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The QRUR provides detailed information on your quality and cost performance and how you compare with your peers. Read more about QRURs in the July 2015 issue of Texas Medicine.


Before each open forum, please review the 2013 QRUR Interpretation and Quality Improvement Guide. Participants should bring their questions to the open forum or email them in advance to ensure they are answered during the webinar. Register online, and mark your calendar for these events: 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 11, 12:30-1:30 pm CDT: Open Forum: QRUR — Understanding the Methodology to Read and Interpret the Findings (register online).
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 12:30-1:30 pm CDT: Open Forum: QRUR — Action Steps to Help Improve Scores on Cost and Quality Measures (register online).

Technical Assistance

Under contract with Medicare, the TMF QIN-QIO provides free consulting services and technical assistance to eligible physicians, physician groups, and other health care professionals for Medicare's quality programs. Create a free website account, and join the networks to learn more about how you and members of your practice or hospital can benefit.  

More Information

Stay informed with the latest PQRS news by subscribing to the PQRS listserv. For continuing medical education credit, learn about PQRS and how it relates to the VBM program from the TMA Education Center and earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (enduring) and 1 ethics credit. Or watch a CMS video presentation for an overview of PQRS and to learn how your participation in PQRS in 2015 will determine how the VBM will be applied to physicians' payment in 2017. For more information, visit the TMA PQRS Resource Center.

Action, Aug. 3, 2015

Last Updated On

December 12, 2016

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