Don’t Be Surprised in 2015 — Review The Quality and Resource Use Reports

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) for all physicians and practices nationwide on Sept. 30.The reports contain information on physicians’ performance on various quality, outcomes and cost measures. Accessing this information is important to understanding the impact of the physician Value-Based Payment Modifier, which will be implemented for the first time beginning in 2015. Download the CMS Quick Reference Guide to the 2013 QRUR, which provides context for accessing and interpreting these reports. CMS also notes that the 2013 QRURs are not available for groups and solo practitioners that participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model or the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative in 2013. Read the CMS eHealth News announcement to learn more.


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