CMS has released a new fact sheet on how to participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Pilot Program. The PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot Program allows eligible professionals to meet the clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting requirements for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program while also reporting for thePQRS program by submitting their CQM data electronically.
Eligible professionals who wish to participate in the electronic reporting pilot must submit 12 months of CQM data. Participants must submit the data between January 1, 2014 and February 28, 2014. Below are steps to guide you through participation in the pilot.
If you signed up for the electronic reporting pilot, but are unable to continue or determine that you no longer wish to participate, you may opt-out and complete your attestation through the EHR Incentive Program Attestation System. If you have questions please contact the QualityNet Help Desk:
By e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you complete the pilot, successfully attesting to meaningful use and submitting your PQRS data properly, you should receive a payment for your 2013 participation in both PQRS and the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Payment will not be received prior to 2014, as you must submit 12 months of CQM data (January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013).