Need-to-Know Changes For the PQRS in 2015 – Review of Ophthalmology

Changes to the participation bonus, new ophthalmic measures and requirements that can affect future reimbursements.

This article answers the following questions:

  • Does the Physician Quality Reporting System continue in 2015 with the opportunity to receive a bonus for participating?
  • Will providers be penalized for non-participation?
  • Are the requirements for successful participation in 2015 different then in prior years?
  • If a provider reports fewer than nine measures or is unsuccessful utilizing another reporting method, will there be a reduction to the providers Medicare reimbursement in 2017?
  • Are there any changes to how eligible professionals report PQRS to CMS?
  • Are providers required to report on every Medicare patient meeting the quality measure description?
  • What quality measures apply to eye-care providers?
  • Were any new ophthalmic measures added in 2015?
  • Does the Cataract Measures Group still exist?
  • Does the PQRS link to any other CMS objectives?

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 20.

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