Under PQRS, CMS provides physicians feedback reports about your quality performance and whether you will receive a payment cut. Under the VM program, CMS provides physicians quality and resource use reports (QRURs) which provide
detailed information about your quality and cost performance; how you compare with your peers; and whether you will receive a bonus payment, no change in payment, or payment cut. The intent of the quality programs is to let you assess the
quality and efficiency of your medical care through these reports so you can identify gaps in care and improve performance, resulting in better care and reduced costs for Medicare fee-for-service patients.
In all, CMS provides PQRS feedback reports, midyear QRURs, and annual QRURs. Please note that you may access past reports at any time. Midyear QRURs are available now, and TMA anticipates the release of 2015 PQRS feedback reports and annual QRURs in September 2016; 2016 reports will be available in September 2017.
For guidance on how to access your PQRS feedback report, visit the PQRS Analysis and Payment website or contact the CMS Quality Net Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 Monday through Friday, 7 am-7 pm CT (select option 3, then 7), or by email.
For guidance on how to access your QRUR, visit the How to Obtain a QRUR website or contact the CMS Physician Value Help Desk at (888) 734-6433 Monday through Friday, 7 am-7 pm CT (select option 3), or by email.
Learn more about Medicare quality reports in the July 2015
issue and March 2016 issue of Texas Medicine.
PQRS main page
Last Updated On
May 13, 2016