Successful PQRS quality measure reporting for 2015 requires physicians to report on nine quality measures across three quality domains for 50 percent of eligible patients. In addition, physicians must report at least one cross-cutting measure.
Allergists who want to avoid penalties in 2017 need to meet these standards or qualify for an exception. Medicare (CMS) has posted guidance for eligible professionals (physicians, NPs, PAs) who may not be able to meet this standard to see if they may qualify to report fewer measures and still avoid the PQRS penalty. The process for making this determination is known as the Measures Applicability Verification (MAV) process and applies to reporting by claims or registry. Following this process will let you know if you need to report on additional measures to avoid the penalty or if you can submit fewer than nine measures or fewer than three NQS domains. CMS is offering a complimentary course on the MAV process.
This course contains the following for modules:
- Module I – MAV overview
- Module II – knowing when MAV applies
- Module III – MAV analysis process
- Module IV – MAV scenarios
This course will provide some real-world MAV scenarios and helpful information on how to avoid the 2017 PQRS payment adjustments. Click here for a list of measures JCAAI developed and believes is appropriate for Allergy.