Eligible professionals (EPs) who wish to participate in the 2014 PQRS program as a group practice—two or more eligible professionals—can now register for the group practice reporting option (GPRO). Groups that successfully report data during the 2014 reporting period (Jan. 1–Dec. 31) are eligible for a 0.5% incentive payment and will avoid the –2.0% payment adjustment.
Group practices with 2–24 eligible professionals may register to participate in GPRO via:
- Qualified PQRS registry;
- Directly from EHR using certified EHR technology (CEHRT); or
- CEHRT via data submission vendor.
If your group has 25 or more eligible professionals, you can also participate in GPRO via:
- Web interface (reporting CAHPS for PQRS also required for groups of 100+); or
- CAHPS for PQRS via CMS-certified survey vendor (supplement to other PQRS reporting mechanisms).
Groups of physicians with 10 or more EPs participating in the 2014 PQRS must register for a PQRS group reporting mechanism in the PV-PQRS Registration System. In order to avoid the –2.0% Value Modifier payment adjustment assessed in 2016, your group must meet all listed requirements.
For more information on the PV‑PQRS Registration System, visit the Self-Nomination/Registration page on the Physician Feedback/Value Modifier website at cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeedbackProgram/index.html.
For more information on how to participate in the 2014 PQRS program, contact Natalie Fisk via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-633-3777 x116.