July 8, 2007

Medicare PQRI Provider Call Presentation



This Medicare PQRI Provider Call presentation was released April 5, 2007 and provides a good overview of the Medicare 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI).

The presentation can be downloaded from here>


Presentation Transcript

Slide 1: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) National Provider Call March 27, 2007 1

Slide 2: Disclaimers This presentation was current at the time it was published or uploaded onto the web. Medicare policy changes frequently so links to the source documents have been provided within the document for your reference. This presentation was prepared as a tool to assist providers and is not intended to grant rights or impose obligations. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages, the ultimate responsibility for the correct submission of claims and response to any remittance advice lies with the provider of services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) employees, agents, and staff make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that this compilation of Medicare information is error-free and will bear no responsibility or liability for the results or consequences of the use of this guide. This publication is a general summary that explains certain aspects of the Medicare Program, but is not a legal document. The official Medicare Program provisions are contained in the relevant laws, regulations, and rulings. 2

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Slide 4: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Tax Relief and Healthcare Act (TRHCA) Section 101 Implementation – Eligible Professionals – Quality Measures – Form and Manner of Reporting – Determination of Successful Reporting – Bonus Payment – Validation – Appeals – Confidential Feedback Reports – 2008 Considerations – Outreach and Education 4

Slide 5: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Eligible Professionals – Medicare physician, as defined in Social Security Act (SSA) Section 1861(r): • Doctor of Medicine • Doctor of Osteopathy • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine • Doctor of Optometry • Doctor of Oral Surgery • Doctor of Dental Medicine • Chiropractor 5

Slide 6: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Eligible Professionals – Practitioners described in Social Security Act (SSA) Section 1842(b)(18)(C) • Physician Assistant • Nurse Practitioner • Clinical Nurse Specialist • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist • Certified Nurse-Midwife • Clinical Social Worker • Clinical Psychologist • Registered Dietitian • Nutrition Professional 6

Slide 7: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Eligible Professionals – Therapists • Physical Therapist • Occupational Therapist • Qualified Speech-Language Pathologist 7

Slide 8: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Eligible Professionals – All Medicare-enrolled eligible professionals may participate, regardless of whether they have signed a Medicare participation agreement to accept assignment on all claims – No registration is required to participate in PQRI. 8

Slide 9: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Quality Measures – 66 “2007 PVRP” quality measures posted on December 5, 2006 adopted in statute – 8 additional measures added, as allowed by statute – Final list of 74 PQRI quality measures posted at www.cms.hhs.gov/PQRI, as a download on the Measures/Codes webpage – Detailed measure specifications and instructions will be posted well in advance of July 1, 2007 statutory deadline 9

Slide 10: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Form and Manner of Reporting – Reporting period is July 1—December 31, 2007 – Claims-based reporting • CPT Category II codes (or temporary G-codes where CPT Category II codes are not yet available) for reporting quality data • Quality codes may be reported on paper-based CMS 1500 claims or electronic 837-P claims • Quality codes are reported with a $0.00 charge • Quality codes, which supply the measure numerator, must be reported on the same claims as the payment codes, which supply the measure denominator – No registration is required to participate 10

Slide 11: Quality-Data Codes: From Care Process to Claim ADMINISTRATIVE CLINICAL 3. Quality code associated with the measure is captured for 1. During a visit, patient is claims submission process identified as eligible for reporting based on clinical 5. Billing staff enter quality-code condition data on claims in the same location used for other HCPCS 2. Eligible professional code reporting: documents medical record – 837 Electronic Claims: and documentation fulfills SV1 “Professional Service” measure requirements Segment of the 2400 “Service Line” Loop, SV101-1, SV101-2 OR – CMS 1500: Field 24D 11

Slide 12: CMS 1500 Paper Claim Form www.cms.hhs.gov/cmsforms/ 12

Slide 13: Quality-Data Code Charges • Submitted charge field cannot be left blank. • Submitted line item charge should be $0.00. • If billing software does not accept a $0.00 line item charge, a small amount can be substituted. • Eligible professionals can not collect any monies from beneficiaries for quality-data codes. 13

Slide 14: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Determination of Successful Reporting – Reporting thresholds • If there are no more than 3 measures that apply, each measure must be reported for at least 80% of the cases in which a measure was reportable • If 4 or more measures apply, at least 3 measures must be reported for at least 80% of the cases in which the measure was reportable 14

Slide 15: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Determination of Successful Reporting – Analysis is expected to be performed at the individual level • Requires accurate and consistent use of individual National Provider Identifier (NPI) on claims • www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalProvIdentStand 15

Slide 16: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Bonus Payment – Participating eligible professionals who successfully report may earn a 1.5% bonus, subject to cap • 1.5% bonus calculation based on total allowed charges during the reporting period for professional services billed under the Physician Fee Schedule • Claims must reach the National Claims History (NCH) file by February 29, 2008 – Bonus payments will be made in a lump sum in mid-2008 – Bonus payments will be made to the holder of record of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) – No beneficiary coinsurance 16

Slide 17: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Bonus Payment – Cap may apply when relatively few instances of quality measures are reported – Cap calculation = 1. (Individual’s instances of reporting quality data) X 2. (300%) X 3. (National average per measure payment amount) National average per measure payment amount = (National charges associated with quality measures) / (National instances of reporting) 17

Slide 18: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Validation – TRHCA requires CMS to use sampling or other means to validate whether quality measures applicable to the services have been reported – Validation plan under development • Appeals – Determinations are excluded from formal administrative or judicial review – CMS will establish an informal inquiry process 18

Slide 19: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Confidential Feedback Reports – 2007 PQRI quality data will not be publicly reported – Reports will be available at or near the time of the bonus payments in 2008 • No interim reports during 2007 – Reports are expected to include reporting and performance rates 19

Slide 20: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • 2008 Considerations – Measures must be established through rulemaking • Proposed by August 15, 2007; finalized by November 15, 2007 – Statutory requirements for 2008 measures • Adopted or endorsed by a consensus organization, such as the AQA Alliance or National Quality Forum (NQF) • Include measures that have been submitted by a physician specialty • Used a consensus-based process for development • Include structural measures, such as the use of electronic health records or electronic prescribing technology 20

Slide 21: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • 2008 Considerations – Registry-based and electronic record- based reporting • Short lead time for implementation precludes using these channels for 2007 PQRICMS is working toward opening these channels for 2008 reporting • Standardized specifications for centralized reporting could reduce the burden of reporting for participants and CMS 21

Slide 22: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) • Outreach and Education – Engagement through communication • Website at: https://www.cms.hhs.gov/PQRI • Medicare Carrier/Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) inquiry management • Speakers’ Bureau – Education for participants and their office staff – Tools to support successful reporting 22

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