2015 PQRS Resources, Payment Adjustments & the New Fee Schedule Format
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
Beginning January 1, 2015 and beyond the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to apply negative payment adjustments to the fee schedule amounts for those providers that have not successfully/satisfactorily participated in Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Doctors of chiropractic can avoid the 2 percent payment deduction to their 2017 Medicare reimbursement by successfully and satisfactorily reporting PQRS measures for Pain Assessment and Follow-Up (Measure #131) and Functional Outcome Assessment (Measure #182) during the 2015 reporting period (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015).
The ACA has developed resources, specifically with the chiropractic practice in mind, to assist with proper implementation of PQRS reporting. Please visit www.acatoday.org/PQRS to access the most up-to-date information and begin implementing the quality reporting codes today.