National Provider Call with Q & A Session
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Provider Communications Group will host a national provider conference call on the 2011 Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. This toll-free call will take place from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., EDT, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
The Physician Quality Reporting System is voluntary quality reporting program that provides an incentive payment to identified individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries.
The Physician Quality Reporting System (formally known as PQRI) was first implemented in 2007 as a result of section 101 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA), and further expanded as a result of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA), and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).
The eRx Incentive Program is an incentive program for eligible professionals initially implemented in 2009 as a result of section 132(b) of the MIPPA. The eRx Incentive Program promotes the adoption and use of eRx systems by individual eligible professionals and group practices.
Following the formal presentation that will cover the following:
Highlights of the 2009 Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Experience Report;
Measures vs. Measures Groups; and
Understanding Measure Numerator and Measure Denominator.
The lines will be opened to allow participants to ask questions of CMS Physician Quality Reporting System and eRx subject matter experts.A PowerPoint slide presentation will be posted to the Physician Quality Reporting System web page here on the CMS website for you to download prior to the call so that you can follow along with the presenter.
Educational products are available on the Physician Quality Reporting System dedicated web page located here, on the CMS website, in the Educational Resources section, as well as educational products are available on the eRx Incentive Program dedicated web page located at http://www.cms.gov/ERxIncentive on the CMS website. Feel free to download the resources prior to the call so that you may ask questions of the CMS presenters.
Conference call details:
Date: May 17, 2011
Conference Title: Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program National Provider Call
Time: 1:30 p.m. EDT
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