As 2015 draws to a close, so does the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting year. Before the year is over, take some time to ensure you are successfully wrapping up your 2015 PQRS reporting.
On October 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule updating payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2016. Among the many provisions of the proposed fee schedule, the following items are among those most noteworthy for the coming year, particularly for emergency physicians.
While 2014 is long behind us, the results of your PQRS reporting in 2014 will directly affect your Medicare payments for 2016. And the next few days could be critical to ensuring you do not erroneously receive a 2 percent payment adjustment to your 2016 Medicare payments.