TMA-endorsed vendor DocSite offers TMA members a simple way to satisfy the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) requirements and qualify for incentive payments.
DocSite is one of the registries CMS has approved for eligible professionals to submit clinical data to earn PQRI incentive payment. TMA has vetted this company and arranged for Texas physicians to register, track patient PQRI data, and submit the data to CMS through DocSite PQRITM.
Participating physicians must document care measures (typically three to nine questions per patient) for 30 unique patients within one of twelve measure groups designated for 2010:
- Back pain,
- Chronic kidney disease,
- Community-acquired pneumonia,
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG),
- Heart failure,
- Hepatitis C,
- Ischemic vascular disease,
- Perioperative care,
- Preventive care, and
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
Enter the completed clinical data at DocSite’s PQRI web portal. Upon verification, DocSite will submit the data to CMS. DocSite PQRI works equally well in practices with or without an electronic medical record system, and most physicians can complete their requirement within two days.
- Subscribe. Go to DocSite's website (www.docsite.com/PQRI) and click on "Register Now" to enter the registration area.
- Collect information for 30 patients. Using the electronic or paper collection tools provided by DocSite, ask a few specified questions of the next 30 qualified patients who come in for treatment (only two need to be Medicare Part B). Most physicians can satisfy this requirement in two days.
- Enter data on the Web. Create a patient record and enter clinical data on the secure DocSite PQRI Web site.
- Submit for Bonus Payment. DocSite PQRI will alert physicians when they have satisfied the data requirements and can submit. Pay the submission fee of $350*, and hit the "Submit" button.
*If this is your first year to submit your data through DocSite, please contact the TMA HIT Helpline at 800-880-5720 for a coupon code and the $350 submission fee will be waived.
At no extra cost, DocSite PQRI will provide physicians a receipt acknowledging data acceptance. Prior to final submission to CMS, DocSite will conduct analysis of the data submitted and provide feedback if an issue is found. CMS conducts final review of all submissions to determine eligibility of professionals and the clinical data submitted.
The 2010 PQRI incentive is 2% of an eligible provider’s allowed Medicare Part B charges for the reporting year (2010). CMS makes PQRI incentive payments directly through your Medicare Carrier, and provides no details regarding your specific incentive to anyone else but the approved representatives of your practice.
View the DocSite PowerPoint presentation for detailed information on the process.
If you have additional questions, contact the TMA HIT Helpline at (800) 880-5720 or e-mail HIT.
Action, Jan. 16, 2009