As you know, for 2016 you can no longer report your PQRS through claims based reporting and will require a CMS qualified registry. It is time to decide what registry you will be using to report PQRS and get enrolled with them. Failure to enroll and successfully report PQRS to CMS will result in a 2-6% decrease in your 2018 Medicare reimbursements.
We do not have any solid registry recommendations. Each registry will have pros and cons and each will have varying fees for your enrollment. Please be sure whoever you go with can and will accept a CSV or equivalent file type with your data from us (this will be the only format we can submit the data we have collected). Please verify they will be looking at your data to verify whether you pass or fail with the submitted data, giving you the option to pull records and add PQRS, if necessary, prior to reporting to CMS.
Here is a where you can go for a list of CMS approved qualified registries to choose from:
Once you determine and enroll with a registry, please get us that information, so we can start discussions as to who we need to submit your data to. You may also give them Phil’s name, number (316-281-3701) and email (email@example.com) as a contact person with ABI.
If you have questions, please contact Phil or Stephanie.
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