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Friday Nov 20, 2015

CMS updates 2014 QRURs to correct data

Two months after their release, the 2014 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) – which will help determine if physicians and practices get Medicare bonuses or penalties in coming years – have been updated.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it identified problems with data submitted by providers through electronic health records and the Qualified Clinical Data Registry. The agency also found technical issues with claims used to determine claims-based measures.

CMS says it has fixed these problems and has released revised 2014 QRURs, which are now available through the CMS Enterprise Portal(portal.cms.gov). The agency said the corrections did affect the Value-Based Payment Modifier for a small number of providers who will be notified. The modifier affects Medicare reimbursement in future years based on whether providers meet quality and cost of care requirements.

Posted at 11:06AM Nov 20, 2015 by David Twiddy

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