Top 10 Tips About the Physician Quality Reporting System for Palliative Care Professionals.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The U.S. healthcare system is shifting from a fee-for-service (FFS) system to a valued-based reimbursement system focused on improving the quality of healthcare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) as an important component of this transition. All clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who bill to Medicare Part B FFS, should submit quality data to the PQRS in 2015 or they will receive up to a 4% negative reimbursement penalty in 2017. As implementing and reporting PQRS measures can be a daunting task, especially for palliative care professionals, this article provides high priority tips identified by the authors for PQRS reporting in the palliative care field.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bull, J; Kamal, AH; Jones, C; Bonsignore, L; Acevedo, J

Published Date

  • August 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 806 - 813

PubMed ID

  • 27139259

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2015.0413


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States