PQRS and Value Based Modifier Details
On November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. This document summarizes the quality-related sections of the rule, including provisions specific to Physician Compare, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, the Shared Savings Program, and the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM). Page numbers referenced correlate to the display version of the rule. Unless otherwise specified, the provisions of this final rule are effective on January 1, 2015, and comments will accepted through January 27, 2014.