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2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Now Open: Five Steps You Can Take to Prepare

Posted by Revee White on Apr 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Registration is now open to self-nominate your group for GPRO for 2016 PQRS reporting.  You must select the method of reporting you plan to use, so please decide this prior to registering.  Registration is open from April 1 through June 30.  Complete information is now available  on the registration page.

GPROs may report using the GPRO Web Interface, EHR-Direct/Data Submission Vendor, Qualified Registry or Qualified Clinical Data Registry.  If your group (TIN) has 100 or more providers, you must report CAHPS for PQRS.  Groups of 2-99 MAY elect to report CAHPS, if they desire. 

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Topics: value-based care, GPRO, PQRS, abstraction vendor

Another Successful GPRO Season is Completed

Posted by Revee White on Mar 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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!

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Topics: GPRO, abstraction vendor

Are you ready for 2016 PQRS reporting?

Posted by Sandy Pogones on Feb 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Next_Steps.jpgIt can't be time to turn our attention to 2016 PQRS reporting. If you're like us, you're knee deep in 2015 reporting and abstraction right now. However, now is the time to make plans for 2016 PQRS reporting

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS

What the CMS benchmarks mean for 2017 Value Modifier calculation

Posted by Sandy Pogones on Jan 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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). 

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Topics: value-based care, GPRO, PQRS, abstraction vendor

What the Final 2016 PQRS Rules Mean for Groups

Posted by Revee White on Dec 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

CMS recently finalized PQRS reporting rules for 2016.  The final rules included a change that affects 2015 PQRS reporting for TINs that self-nominated as a GPRO for 2015.

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS

LEAN, Leading, Chaos and Opportunity: What We Learned from #MGMA15

Posted by Robin Corderman on Oct 20, 2015 1:00:00 PM

This was our first year attending - and exhibiting - at the national MGMA conference. It was an action-packed week, filled with great sessions, cool people and lots of Twitter chatter.

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Topics: operational efficiency, population health, GPRO, PQRS

Next Steps for 2015 PQRS Reporting

Posted by Sandy Pogones on Oct 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

There is still time to report PQRS in 2015. If you have not yet developed a plan for reporting or have not yet contacted your vendor for direction, please do so ASAP.  

Individuals can still report via Registry, EHR (Direct or Data Submission Vendor), or Qualified Clinical Data Registry.  Groups can still report via the mechanism chosen during GPRO registration. 

Please note the following important action steps for the method you have selected.

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS

PQRS GPRO: What to Do in the Next 6 Months

Posted by Revee White on Jul 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The June 30 deadline has come and gone to decide to report as a group using the Web interface method for PQRS reporting, starting in Jan 2015. If you said yes, less than six months remain before go time. What do you need to do to be ready? Here are 4 things to check off your list: 

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS

June Newsletter

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Jul 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: population health, GPRO

Are You Ready for the June 30 PQRS GPRO Deadline?

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Jun 17, 2015 2:31:00 PM

The June 30 PQRS deadline for declaring to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services what Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) reporting method to use for 2015 is quickly approaching. 

Incentive payments are gone. Your Medicare income at stake - up to 6% - so it's critical you know 2015 PQRS GPRO changes and know where you practice stands today and where you can still make performance improvements. 

Cora Butler, of HealthCore Value Advisors has stated three ways to begin preparing for the 2015 reporting. The first step would be to identify when your practice and its physicians will be impacted by the Value-Based Modifier (VM). There is a penalty for not reporting. Next you will want to determine your reporting method. Lastly, access your Quality Resource Utliization Report. This report will help you prepare for 2016.

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Topics: operational efficiency, value-based care, GPRO

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