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Review your Quality and Resource Use Reports from CMS Beginning September 16

Thursday, September 05, 2013

CMS will provide the Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURS), or physician feedback reports, on September 16 to all medical groups with 25 or more eligible professionals. These reports will serve as the basis for the ACA’s value based payment modifier (VBPM) and its payment adjustments for physicians in groups of 100 or more starting in 2015 (based on the 2013 performance).  Because CMS has proposed applying the modifier to physician groups of 10 or more eligible professionals beginning in 2016, it is very important to take advantage of this opportunity to review your reports. The 2016 VBPM will be based on 2014 performance. 

For a group to review its QRUR, it must be registered in CMS’s Physician-Value-Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS).  Participating in PV-PQRS requires that a group had previously designated and established an Individual Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account

More information on the registration process.

CMS Physician Feedback Program/Value-Based Payment Modifier page.


CMS will host a MLN Connects National Provider Call on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET titled: Program Year 2012 Quality and Resource Use Report – Mapping a Route to Success for the 2015 Value-Based Payment Modifier.

To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.

More from CMS:

    "Authorized representatives of groups can access the QRURs at using an Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account with one of the following group-specific Physician Value-Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System roles:

  • Primary PV-PQRS Group Security Official
  • Backup PV-PQRS Group Security Official
  • PV-PQRS Group Representative

If a group has already registered and selected its 2013 PQRS group reporting mechanism in the PV-PQRS Registration System, then that same person who registered the group can access the group's QRUR using their IACS User ID and password. If a group does not yet have an authorized representative with an IACS account, then one person representing the group must sign up for an IACS account with the primary Group Security Official role. If a group has a representative with an existing IACS account, but not one of the three group-specific Registration System roles listed above, then ensure that the account is still active and then add a group-specific Registration System role to that person's existing IACs account.

 We strongly encourage representatives of groups to sign up for a new IACS account or modify an existing account at as soon as possible in order to be able to access the QRURs prior to the call. Quick Reference Guides that provide step-by-step instructions for requesting each PV-PQRS Registration System role for a new or existing IACS account are available in the “Downloads section” of the Self Nomination/Registration web page.

The call will be more meaningful if you have your QRUR in front of you to follow along. A Quick Reference Guide that provides instructions on how to obtain your 2012 QRUR will be available soon in the “Downloads” section of the QRUR Templates and Methodologies web page."

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