After data is submitted it is evaluated to determine which CMS measures are available, analyzed to determine the distribution of measure per provider and electronically submitted to CMS. The incentive for 2011 reporting allows eligible physicians to earn 1 percent of their total allowed charges for covered Medicare Part B FFS patients for the year.
The following coupon codes can be used to receive a discount when submitting data:
NCMS2011 – Returning providers will receive a $150 discount off of the $350 list price.
NCMSPQRS – First-time submitters will receive a $75 discount off of the $350 list price.
Both returning and new users should take into account that there are changes regarding 2011 PQRS reporting, which include:
- All 30 patients must be Medicare Part-B FFS.
- Patients participating in data collections must be seen by a physician within the 2011 calendar year.
- Providers cannot have zero percent performance for any one measure within the measure group.
For more information regarding current rules and to submit a PQRS application, visit http://www.covisint.com/web/guest/healthcare/docsitepqri. For questions, providers and users can contact 919-256-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.