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Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

2013 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard Now Available

Physicians who are participating in Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) can now use an online dashboard to view their submissions and see if they're due an incentive – or a penalty.

Eligible professionals (EPs) who reported at least one 2013 PQRS quality-data code through claims can access the tool to view data submitted for the first quarter (January-March) of this year. The dashboard is available through the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal(www.qualitynet.org), using your Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account.

The dashboard allows you to view both individual measures and measures groups as well as see the data by Taxpayer Identification Number summary or National Provider Identifier detail. Besides being able to measure and monitor quality improvement of the measures in question, EPs can also determine if they will meet requirements to earn the 2013 PQRS incentive payment and/or avoid the 2015 PQRS payment adjustment. Unfortunately, the dashboard will not email data to the requestor. See the dashboard User Guide (cms.gov)for additional information on the types of data available and how to access and interpret the data provided.

If you don't already have an IACS account, check out the IACS Quick Reference Guide(www.qualitynet.org) to request one. For all other questions related to PQRS, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk, either at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or qnetsupport@sdps.org. Staff are available Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm (Central Time).

– Kent Moore, Senior Strategist for Physician Payment for the American Academy of Family Physicians

Posted at 10:33AM Oct 23, 2013 by David Twiddy

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