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CMS to host National Provider Call on the Implications for the Value-based Payment Modifier for PQRS Reporting

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In order to avoid a negative Value Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) adjustment in 2015 (with performance period of 2013), anesthesia groups of 100 or more eligible professionals must sign-up for or "self-nominate" for the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program through the Group Payment Reporting Option (GPRO).  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a National Provider Call on "Getting Started with PQRS Reporting:  Implications for the Value-based Payment Modifier" to help you understand  what you will need to do.

Call details:

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Registration Information:

In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website. Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.


This National Provider Call will cover how to obtain an Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account in order for (1) physician group practices to select their CY 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Mechanism, and if applicable, elect quality tiering to calculate their CY 2015 Value-based Payment Modifier; and (2) individual eligible professionals to select the Administrative Claims reporting mechanism for CY 2013.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Please note that while this call is scheduled for 60 minutes, CMS experts will be available to stay on the line for an additional 30 minutes to take outstanding questions, should they exist, at the end of the scheduled call time. Participants can remain on the line until the conclusion of the call or refer to the call transcript and audio recording (to be posted 7-10 business days after the call) if they are unable to participate beyond the 60 minute scheduled duration.


  • Introductions & Opening Remarks
  • IACS Registration Walkthrough
  • Question & Answer Session


The presentation for this call will be posted prior to the call on the MLN FFS National Provider Calls web page. In addition, a link to the slide presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.

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