If you are participating in multiple Medicare quality reporting programs in 2014, there is a new interactive CMS tool that will help you understand how to submit your quality data one time only to earn credit for more than one quality program.
Reporting Once Tool
The Reporting Once for 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs interactive tool can be found on the PQRS website. It provides reporting guidance based on how you plan to participate in PQRS in 2014:
As an individual eligible professional
As part of a group practice
As part of a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
As part of a Pioneer ACO
Using the interactive tool, you will learn whether you will be incentive eligible for PQRS in 2014, avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment, and satisfy the clinical quality measure component of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. If you are part of a group practice with 10 or more eligible professionals, the tool will also help you assess the impact of your participation in PQRS on the Value-Based Payment Modifier.
You can also use the How to Report Once for 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs fact sheet for an overview of the quality programs and reporting once in 2014.
These reporting once options are only available if you are beyond your first year of participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, and you are still required to report your core and menu objectives through the CMS Registration & Attestation System.
For step-by step instructions for 2014 PQRS participation, view the How to Get Started page. If you have additional questions, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or via Qnetsupport@hcqis.org. The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. CT.