Wednesday Jul 22, 2015
Update on access to Quality and Resource Use Reports
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 13 retired its Individuals Authorized Access to CMS Computer Services (IACS) system. Physicians used the IACS system to access their Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) data. To still use QRURs, you will need to sign up for an account under the new Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system and access it at the CMS portal(portal.cms.gov).
CMS has provided new details on physicians' options going forward:
• If you did not have an IACS account and do not already have an EIDM account, then follow these instructions(www.cms.gov) on the CMS website to sign up for an EIDM account with the correct role.
• If you had an IACS account that you previously used to access QRURs and don’t have an EIDM account, then follow these instructions(www.cms.gov) to sign up for an EIDM account. You will be able to perform the same tasks using your EIDM account that you were able to perform with your IACS account.
• If you already have an EIDM account, then follow these instructions(www.cms.gov) to sign up for the correct role in EIDM.
For additional assistance regarding IACS or EIDM, you can contact the QualityNet Help Desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST) at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222), by fax at 888-329-7377, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on accessing QRUR(www.cms.gov)s(www.cms.gov) is available on the CMS website.
– Kent Moore, Senior Strategist for Physician Payment for the American Academy of Family Physicians
Posted at 10:25AM Jul 22, 2015 by David Twiddy