Primaris just completed a busy Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) season. Since starting GPRO abstraction in 2013, Primaris customer base has grown quickly. Thank you to all our returning and new clients for another successful season!
The short timeframe coupled with the enormity of records to be abstracted require professional abstraction expertise and the staffing to absorb the workload. During the first quarter of 2016, Primaris completed more than 30,000 abstractions on top of regular core measures and registry abstractions.
"Our abstractors review the record and narratives to find possible information that may contradict what was electronically pulled in from the data warehouse," said Gayle Burton, Director of Business Development. "The result is higher scores that more accurately reflect the provider's performance."
Last year, Primaris introduced a new PQRS Abstraction Tool which streamlined the client-vendor process. The tool increases abstractor efficiency, reduces abstraction errors, and allows the customer to review their scores in real-time as the abstractors are abstracting the record.
If you're interested in Primaris' help with abstraction next year, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org today. Due to the short time period, we only take a limited number of clients. For more information about our abstraction services, visit http://primaris.org/core-measures-abstraction.
We've already turned our attention to 2016 PQRS reporting, and you should too. Here are some blog posts to get you started:
Are you ready for 2016 PQRS reporting?
It can't be time to turn our attention to 2016 PQRS reporting. We just wrapped up 2015 reporting and abstraction. However, now is the time to make plans for 2016 PQRS reporting.
What CMS benchmarks mean for 2017 Value Modifier calculation
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the performance benchmarks for quality measures that will be part of the Value Modifier calculation for 2017 (see announcement below).
The Quality Measures Payers Agree On
2015 PQRS and Meaningful Use are winding down, we can move on to 2016. We hope you’ve all learned lessons from 2015 that will make it easier to successfully participate in quality programs this year. Develop a process to track and improve your 2016 PQRS measures throughout the year.