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.