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Tuesday Nov 24, 2015

CMS extends QRUR informal review period again

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it has again extended the deadline for practices to request an informal review of their Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs). The QRURs contain data used for both the Physician Quality and Reporting System (PQRS)(www.cms.gov) payment adjustment and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) calculation. Practices now have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 16 to request an informal review(www.qualitynet.org). Results of an informal review will be emailed within 90 days of the original request. All results of the informal review are final.

This announcement comes on the heels of the updated release of the 2014 QRURs, which corrected previous issues with validating the accuracy of data submitted using the Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Quality Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) reporting methods.

For additional information on interpreting your QRUR, see the November/December issue of Family Practice Management.

-Erin Solis, Regulatory Compliance Strategist for the American Academy of Family Physicians

Posted at 11:24AM Nov 24, 2015 by David Twiddy

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