Reminder: Register for PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option by June 30 Deadline

Groups have until June 30 to register to participate in the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value – Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System. PQRS GPRO is an option available to groups with two or more eligible professionals (EPs). Groups must meet the satisfactory reporting criteria through the PQRS GPRO in order to avoid the -2.0% CY 2017 PQRS payment adjustment. More information is available on the PQRS Payment Adjustment Information web page.

Physicians in groups of all sizes and physician solo practitioners are subject to the Value Modifier in 2017, based on performance in 2015. Under the Value Modifier, these physicians and groups must meet the criteria to avoid the downward payment adjustment under PQRS in order to avoid an additional automatic downward adjustment under the Value Modifier and qualify for adjustments based on their quality performance. Satisfactorily reporting via a PQRS GPRO is one of the ways groups can avoid automatic downward adjustments and qualify for performance-based payment incentives under the Value Modifier. See What Physicians Need to do in 2015 for the 2017 VM on the Value Modifier web page for more information.

Instructions for registering to participate in the 2015 PQRS GPRO are provided in the 2015 PQRS GPRO Registration Guide.

Learn about the move to quality reporting, keep up to date on the deadlines, access resources and learn what lies ahead for your practice at “Quality Time with the NCMS” on the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) website. Registration is necessary.


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