Beginning with the 2008 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program year, eligible professionals may qualify to earn a PQRS incentive by reporting quality measures data to a participating registry. Beginning in 2013, group practices participating in the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) may also qualify to earn a PQRS incentive through the registry reporting method. Each eligible professional or group participating in GPRO must satisfactorily report on at least 50 percent of eligible instances for at least nine measures across three NQS domains to qualify for the 2014 PQRS incentive payment. If fewer than nine measures or if less than three NQS domains are reported via a qualified registry, CMS will apply a measure-applicability validation (MAV) process when determining incentive eligibility. Refer to MAV information available on the Analysis and Payment page. Individual eligible professionals can also report on a 20-patient sample (if reporting measures groups) to qualify for the 2014 PQRS incentive payment. Eligible professionals or group practices participating in GPRO should work directly with the participating registry for more information on how to submit data on the selected measures or measures group. The 2014 PQRS data submission window will be in the first quarter of 2015.
2014 Qualified Registry Submission Overview
The 2014 Qualified Registry Submission Overview document provides submission information for the PQRS participation option of Qualified Registries for the 2014 program year. To view click on following link: 2014 Qualified Registry Submission Overview
2014 Registry Measures Overview
The 2014 Registry Measures Overview document contains information about the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Qualified Registry measures for the 2014 program year.
2014 Qualified Registries
CMS has posted the 2014 Qualified Registries document. This document includes detailed information regarding the services each offers, the cost incurred by their clients, as well as the measures they have available. Eligible professionals and group practices wishing to participate in a qualified registry should review this document by clicking on the following link: 2014 Qualified Registries.
2014 Registry XML Specifications
Registry Vendors entities should submit their data using Registry XML specification for PQRS program participation. To view click on following link: 2014 Registry XML Specifications.
2014 Qualified Registry Vendor
CMS has posted the conditionally qualified 2014 Registry Vendors. This document includes detailed information regarding the services each vendor offers, as well as the cost incurred by their clients. Eligible professionals and Group Practice Reporting Option group practices wishing to participate via a Qualified Registry should review this document by clicking on the following link: 2014 Qualified Registry Vendor Posting.
2014 Registry Vendor Criteria
CMS has posted the criteria for 2014 Registry Vendors, which includes information regarding the self-nomination process. Registry Vendors wishing to participate in the 2014 PQRS should review this document by clicking on the following link: 2014 Registry Vendor Criteria.
2014 PQRS: Registry Reporting Made Simple
This document outlines the steps necessary in selecting a qualified registry for 2014 PQRS reporting and applies to individual eligible professionals who wish to report via qualified registry or group practices that registered for qualified registry-based reporting under the GPRO. To view click on following link: 2014 Registry Reporting Made Simple.
2014 Qualified Registry Reporting Overview
For entities participating as a Qualified Registry, the 2014 Qualified Registry Reporting Overview document contains detailed information the Qualified Registry reporting mechanism. This overview provides information about the program and participation requirements for the 2014 program year.
2013 Registry XML Specifications
The Registry XML Specifications and Error Messages for the 2013 program year have been posted to this section page. To view click on following link: 2013 Registry XML Specifications.
2013 Participating Registry Vendors
CMS is pleased to announce the participating Registry Vendors are able to report quality data to CMS for the 2013 PQRS program year. The 2013 Registry Vendors are allowed to submit PQRS data on behalf of individual eligible professionals and Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) group practices. These vendors have indicated that they possess the requirements outlined by CMS for data submission. Some of the 2013 Registry Vendors are also able to submit Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program data on behalf of individual eligible professionals and GPRO group practices. See the list of participating Registry Vendors and additional information within this document by clicking on the following link: 2013 Participating Registry Vendors.
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