November 18, 2015
CMS Acknowledges Issues With 2014 QRURs
CMS has indicated problems with 2014 QRURs made available to practices in recent weeks. CMS noted the impact stemmed from technical issues with PQRS data submitted via electronic health record (EHR) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) as well as a technical issue with the claims used to calculate claims-based measures. These issues have impacted the 2014 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) released on September 8, 2015. The 2014 Annual QRURs show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2014 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2016 Value Modifier.
CMS has revised the 2014 Annual QRURs, which are now available via the CMS Enterprise Portal.
ASA strongly encourages members to access and review your QRUR as soon as possible. Anesthesiologists and other providers who believe they have received an incorrect assessment under the Value Modifier program may request an informal review from CMS. The informal review period for the 2016 Value Modifier is open through November 23, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
For more information on how to access the 2014 Annual QRURs, visit How to Obtain a QRUR.
Additional information about the 2014 Annual QRURs, and how to request an informal review, is available on the 2014 QRUR website and through the QRUR Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 734-6433 (select option 3).
For basic information on PQRS and the Value Modifier, please visit the ASA website.