CMS has released the 2014 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Reports (MYQRURs) to physician solo practitioners and groups of physicians nationwide.
The QRURs help physicians understand how their quality performance and practice costs for Medicare beneficiaries compare to other physicians for analysis in the Medicare Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) program. The 2014 MYQRURs are for informational purposes only and contain data on the six cost and three quality outcomes measures that CMS extracts from Medicare claims based on care provided from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, a period that precedes the actual calendar year 2014 performance period for the 2016 Value Modifier. Once the full-year 2014 data is calculated, it will be combined with the results from the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) to calculate the 2016 VBPM.
While physicians will not have an opportunity to change their 2014 data as highlighted in the MYQRURs, they can use the data to adjust how they are managing quality and costs for 2015 to avoid payment adjustments in 2017.
Need More Information?
More information about the MYQRUR can be found on the 2014 MYQRUR web page.
The 2014 MYQRUR can be accessed on the CMS Enterprise Portal using a valid Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account. More information about obtaining a MYQRUR can be found on the How to Obtain a QRUR web page. If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage authorized representatives to sign up for a new IACS account or modify an existing account at the CMS Applications Portal as soon as possible.
Also, you can register for a MLN Connects Provider Call on 2014 Mid-Year QRURs at 1:30 p.m., June 3, 2015.
The call will provide an overview of the 2014 MYQRUR, information on understanding and using the 2014 MYQRURs, and a Question and answer session. Registration will be available soon at the MLN Connects® Upcoming Calls web page.
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