What’s new in PQRS 2016? Changes in reporting requirements you need to know

For almost a decade, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) has been preparing physicians and other healthcare professionals for the shift from fee-for-service to pay for performance. Although many in the healthcare industry are looking ahead towards the bright and shiny new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that was included in the 2015 MACRA legislation, […]

By Able Health on January 7, 2016


Succeed in value-based care with the Quick Guide to Pay for Performance

As we ring in the start of 2016, many of us in the healthcare industry are excited about the prospect of positive changes and new technologies that will emerge in the new year. For the people in charge of quality programs and pay for performance at physician organizations, however, the start of a new year […]

By Able Health on January 5, 2016


How CMS applies the PQRS Measure-Applicability Validation (MAV) process

Most PQRS participants have heard about the CMS Measure-Applicability Validation (MAV) process, but few can describe exactly how it works. You probably know that MAV is the process that could allow providers to report fewer than nine quality measures to CMS while still meeting program requirements, but it is critical for anyone considering this option […]

By Able Health on October 21, 2015


Visit Able Health’s booth at MGMA!

Able Health is heading to Nashville for the 2015 Medical Group Management Association conference! Visit booth 2418 to try Able Health hands-on or ask us any questions about PQRS and quality improvement. We’ll be exhibiting with our consulting partners at Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, who can also answer any of your IT and compliance questions. See […]

By Rachel Katz on October 6, 2015


Quick Look: Understanding PQRS reporting requirements for 2015

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is often seen as one of the most complex CMS quality reporting programs, in part because of the large number of options that are available to providers participating in the program. Although cold fall air may be upon us, your practice may still be feeling the heat if you […]

By Able Health on September 22, 2015


Need to Know: EHR reporting for PQRS in 2015

As more and more medical practices are adopting electronic health records (EHRs) and using them as a routine part of delivering patient care in the ambulatory setting, CMS has created reporting mechanisms that leverage EHR data for quality measurement and reporting. After a couple years as a pilot program only open to select EHR vendors, […]

By Able Health on September 21, 2015


Need to Know: Qualified Clinical Data Registry reporting for PQRS in 2015

The Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) reporting option for PQRS is in its second year in 2015. A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity that collects clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to improve the quality of care provided to patients. Like qualified registries, QCDRs collect and submit PQRS quality measure data […]

By Able Health on September 17, 2015


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