September 14, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Payor Contracting Payor Issues and Reimbursement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) September 2017 National Provider Call topics include the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) on September 26 and on Physician Compare on September 28.
PQRS provider call: While 2016 was the last program year for PQRS and the final data submission timeframe for reporting 2016 PQRS quality data to avoid the 2018 payment penalty was January through March 2017, this call will cover PQRS penalties, feedback reports, and the informal review process for 2016 results and 2018 payment adjustment determinations. For more information and to register, click here.
Physician Compare provider call: This call is for individuals interested in learning more about Physician Compare, a database with demographic information, performance scores and participation information for clinicians and groups who took part in CMS quality programs. The call will cover the upcoming 30-day preview period for the 2016 performance data targeted for release in December, the future of public reporting and what is coming in the next year. For more information or to register, click here.