2016 PQRS Reporting Strategy, Part 2

Last week, our blog post provided an annual overview of CMS approved Individual PQRS Measures for use by medical groups practicing in Nursing Facilities, Homecare, Assisted Living, and related places of service (click here to view last week’s post). This week, our blog post focuses on the PQRS reporting strategy for practices. We are only going to describe … Click to continue reading

1st look – LTPAC Medicine’s 2014 Quality Reports: Sign posts for 2015 and 2016 PQRS reporting strategies.

The ICD-10 Doom’s Day passed; the sky did not fall.  Now it’s time to get back to the mundane world of managing LTC Medical Practices.  Each year, since 2012, CMS sends large medical groups the annual Quality Score Card for the prior year.  Starting this year, every group that billed Medicare Part B during 2014 … Click to continue reading

2014 PQRS for LTC physicians: Beatings will continue until morale improves

According to CMS, only 25% of eligible professionals participate in PQRS. CMS has a strategy to improve this dismal level of enthusiasm to 40% – triple the number of Quality Measures required for successful participation. Here is the quote from the Final 2014 Physicians Fee Schedule (emphasis added): For the commenters who urge us not … Click to continue reading