The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened registration for a July 24 National Provider Call providing an overview of the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. Click here or see below for the full announcement from CMS on the call.
2015 Medicare PFS Proposals for PQRS, Value Modifier, EHR Incentive Program, and the Physician Compare Website— Registration Now Open
Thursday, July 24; 1:30-3pm ET
To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.
This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides an overview of the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. This presentation will cover potential program updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The topics covered include changes to reporting mechanisms, individual measures, measures groups for inclusion in 2015, criteria for satisfactorily reporting for an incentive, criteria for avoiding future payment adjustments, requirements for Medicare incentive program alignment, and satisfactory participation under the qualified clinical data registry option.
The presentation also provides an overview of the proposals for the value-based payment modifier, including how CMS proposes to continue to phase in and expand application of the value-based payment modifier in 2017 based on performance in 2015. The presentation also describes how the value-based payment modifier is aligned with the reporting requirements under the PQRS. This presentation further provides updates to Physician Compare and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
• Proposed changes to PQRS individual reporting requirements and PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO)
• Proposed updates to Physician Compare and the EHR Incentive Program
• Review of the proposed value-based payment modifier policies under the 2015 proposed rule
• Plan for the future of the PQRS GPRO
• Where to call for help
Target Audience: Physicians, practitioners, therapists, medical group practices, practice managers, medical and specialty societies, payers, insurers.