Eligible professionals (EPs) who wish to participate in the 2014 PQRS program as a group practice can now register for the group practice reporting option (GPRO).
When your group is ready to register, you can access the PV-PQRS Registration System athttps://portal.cms.gov. You will need to use a valid IACS User ID and password to choose your group’s reporting mechanism. The registration system is open until September 30 for the 2014 PQRS program.
Additional information about the 2014 GPRO registration is available on the CMS website.
Participating as a Group Practice
Group practices participating in the GPRO that satisfactorily report data on PQRS measures during the 2014 reporting period (January 1- December 31) are eligible to earn the 0.5% incentive payment and will avoid the -2% 2016 PQRS payment adjustment.
To earn an incentive for the 2014 PQRS program year and avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment, group practices with 2 or more eligible professionals may register to participate in GPRO via:
- Qualified PQRS registry
- Directly from EHR using certified EHR technology (CEHRT)
- CEHRT via data submission vendor
If your group has 25 or more eligible professionals, you can also participate in GPRO via:
- Web interface (reporting CAHPS for PQRS also required for groups of 100+)
- CAHPS for PQRS via CMS-certified survey vendor (supplement to other PQRS reporting mechanisms)
Groups of physicians with 10 or more EPs that want to participate in the PQRS as a group must register for a PQRS group reporting mechanism in the PV-PQRS Registration System. Please note that in order to avoid the -2% Value Modifier payment adjustment in 2016, the group must meet the criteria to avoid the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment.
For additional information on how to register in the PV- PQRS Registration system, please visit the Self Nomination/Registration page on the Physician Feedback/Value Modifier website. For more information about how to participate in the 2014 PQRS program through the GPRO, review the 2014 PQRS GPRO Requirementsdocument.