Failure To Report Can Be Costly

PQRS has transitioned from an incentive-based program to a punitive one for practices the DO NOT satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries. In 2015, the program began applying a negative payment adjustment to EPs and GPs that did not satisfactorily report quality measures data in 2013. Those who report satisfactorily for the 2015 program year will avoid the 2017 PQRS negative payment adjustment. pqrs-chart-update