Physician Quality Reporting System incentive payments

Physician Quality Reporting System incentive payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Physician Quality Reporting System to allow eligible professionals to participate in a voluntary quality-reporting program. Eligible professionals, who successfully report a designated set of quality measures on claims for the reporting period, receive an annual incentive payment. The annual incentive payments for the 2011 reporting…

Issuance of payment for successful participants in 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)

Issuance of payment for successful participants in 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)

The eligible professionals who met the criteria for successful reporting of PQRI (name changed to PQRS in 2011) will receive incentive payments for the 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). The distribution of 2010 payments is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2011. How can I find details about my incentive payment, such…

Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD)

Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD)

Currently, review contractors request medical documentation by sending a paper letter to the provider. The provider has two options for submitting the requested records either through mail paper or fax. Medicare’s Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) pilot project gives some providers a new mechanism for submitting medical documentation to review contractors. A list of approved review…

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) & its advantages

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) & its advantages

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data…

Issuance of payment for successful participants in Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program

Issuance of payment for successful participants in Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that incentive payments for the 2010 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program has begun for eligible professionals who met the criteria for successful reporting. Distribution of 2010 payments Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive is scheduled to be completed by August 31, 2011. Effective January 2010,…

What are the incentive payment programs for the year 2011 other than PQRS, EHR & ERx?

What are the incentive payment programs for the year 2011 other than PQRS, EHR & ERx?

Primary Care Incentive Payment Program (PCIP) 2016 PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ) established the PCIP to provide incentive payments to qualified providers and practitioners for primary care services furnished between January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2016. CMS will provide a 10 percent incentive payment to primary care practitioners defined as: 1) a…