PQRS and Value Based Modifier Details
ACEP Lines Out Rules About PQRS and Implementing a VBM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final rules for the 2013 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Although more emergency physicians participate in PQRS than any other medical specialty, participation is now more important than ever. Get PQRS details here. Also, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implement a value-based payment modifier that would apply to Medicare fee-for-service payments starting with select physicians on January 1, 2015, and applying to all physicians and groups by January 1, 2017. The value-based modifier (VBM) is intended to pay physicians differentially based on the quality and cost of their care. Get VBM details here.