2014 Physician Quality Reporting System – Review of Ophthalmology

National Quality Domains, Qualified Clinical Data Registry options and other changes you should know about.

This article answers the following questions:

  • Does the Physician Quality Reporting System continue in 2014? Is there still an opportunity to receive a bonus for participating?
  • Are the requirements for successful participation in 2104 different than in prior years?
  • What quality measures apply to ophthalmologists?
  • Are there quality measures related to cataract surgery?
  • If a provider reports fewer than nine measures, will there be a reduction to the Medicare reimbursement in 2016?
  • Is there another option to avoid the 2016 penalty when reporting PQRS in 2014?
  • What are the different ways to report PQRS measures to CMS?
  • Are providers required to report on every Medicare patient meeting the quality measure description?
  • Is the PQRS program likely to continue beyond 2014?
  • Will providers be penalized for nonparticipation?

This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:


See page 16.

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