UCAOA is making it even easier for you to do your reporting. Through an agreement with CECity’s PQRSwizard, UCAOA has negotiated the discounted rate of $199 for members to help simplify quality reporting for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The UCAOA PQRS registry includes reporting quality measures that are specific to urgent care centers. The portal to purchase PQRS will be available soon. UCAOA will also be offering Non-member pricing.
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is an incentive-based initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) whereby eligible professionals can avoid payment penalties by reporting quality data for Medicare Part B fee-for-service patients.
CECity’s PQRSwizard, an online CMS-qualified registry for PQRS participation as individual eligible professionals and group practices, helps guide health care professionals through a few easy steps to quickly collect, validate, and report their data to CMS. PQRSwizard’s data collection tools are easy for physicians and other PQRS eligible professionals (EPs) to use, whether your practice uses a paper-based or electronic medical records system. Thousands of satisfied healthcare professionals have used PQRSwizard for their PQRS reporting.
Why participate in PQRS?
Participating in PQRS provides many advantages. By reporting on PQRS quality measures, individual EPs and group practices can also quantify how often they are meeting a particular quality metric.
- Improving the quality of care they provide
- Increasing the payment they receive for services
- Better preparation for future changes in the health care delivery system
Who should participate?
Medicare Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants
How to Participate in 2016?
UCAOA is making it even easier for you to do your reporting by partnering with CECity’s PQRSwizard. UCAOA has negotiated a $100 discount for all members to help simplify quality reporting for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The portal link will be available in the next few weeks.
Individual eligible providers (EPs): To participate in 2016 PQRS, individual EPs may choose to report information on individual PQRS quality measures or measure groups using the following mechanisms:
· Medicare Part B claims
· Qualified PQRS registry
· Direct electronic health record (EHR) using certified EHR technology (CEHRT)
· CEHRT via data submission vendor
· Qualified clinical data registry (QCDR).
Additional Resources: UCAOA members can log in to purchase for FREE the recorded webinar 2015 PQRS Requirements: How to Avoid the PQRS Penalty in 2017. PQRS FAQs: Click here for a listing of frequently asked questions. Access the athenahealth whitepaper "Earning Incentives, Avoiding Penalties: 5 Keys to Success with PQRS and Beyond."
Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistant
“The Physician Quality Review Reporting System (PQRS) financially rewards excellence in care. As mid- level providers, we receive incentives for providing high value, cost effective care. The PQRS Wizard, offered through UCAOA, is a user friendly, convenient and efficient way for mid-level providers to report into PQRS and UCAOA has negotiated a $100 member discount . I highly recommend it. It will assure that your outcomes are submitted on time, and is worth the small investment.”
Catherine Paradiso, Director of Care Coordination/Nurse Practitioner at Advantage Care Physicians
“The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a quality reporting program that encourages individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices to report information on the quality of care to Medicare. PQRS gives participating EPs and group practices the opportunity to assess the quality of care they provide to their patients, helping to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time.
As physicians we are busy and need help with staying on top of new government regulations and incentive programs. UCAOA has recognized the importance of making access to reporting as easy as possible, and has partnered with CE City/PQRS Wizard to provide the requisite reporting registry platform to its members. As the President of the Urgent Care College of Physicians I would urge all members to utilize the UCAOA registry. UCAOA will be bringing support which includes helping members with urgent care specific indicators. While several specialty organizations offer similar registry relations, only the UCAOA partnership is designed specifically for you, the urgent care physician.”
William Gluckman, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE
Urgent Care College of Physicians President