Take the Pain Out of PQRS.
Did you know that not being PQRS compliant in 2014 will result in a 1.5% penalty? Protect your practice today with WebPT EMR + PQRS.
Created by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS formerly known as PQRI) mandates that physical therapists, occupational therapists, and qualified speech-language therapists meet the standards for satisfactory reporting. If you are not PQRS compliant in 2014, CMS will assess penalties of 1.5% of your Medicare payments as fines in 2015. However, compliance will earn you a 0.5% incentive payment on your total allowed charges during the reporting period.
We all know that PQRS is a pain in the you-know-what, but unless you want to lose 1.5% of your 2015 fee schedule payments, it's absolutely necessary you commit by 2014. Save yourself the headaches—and deductions—and go with WebPT. Not only will we provide you with the ultimate EMR solution, but we'll manage PQRS for you. Plus, we're a Certified PQRS Registry, so with us, staying compliant is easy. We offer two different reporting methods for PQRS:
Registry-Based (Automatic Submission)
This option manages most of PQRS for you. Because we merge PQRS with standard documentation, you simply report your PQRS measures directly within the patient record. We then aggregate that data, compile it into a digital format, and submit it directly to CMS. So, after setup, you document and we take care of the rest—no muss, no fuss. Essentially, registry-based reporting means you'll never forget PQRS because we remember it for you.
Claims-Based (Manual Submission)
Claims-based reporting allows you to use your WebPT documentation to help you submit the appropriate CPT codes to CMS along with billing. As a note, in order to successfully complete claims-based PQRS reporting, you must report at least 50% of patients.
Some food for thought on claims-based reporting: being in control of your own data may prove to be a double-edged sword. You must be your own auditor. Of course, if you're a smaller practice and Medicare patients make up a small portion of your payer mix, then this option may be worth considering. Otherwise, claims-based reporting will require more work, time, and responsibility for you and your clinic. It'll be up to you to ensure you stay compliant. Can't fit that into your workflow? Let us manage PQRS for you by selecting registry-based reporting.
Set yourself up for success; sign up for WebPT and Registry-Based PQRS Reporting today. It's a minor investment now or an avalanche of penalties, fines, wasted time, and migraines later. Plus, you'll earn a 0.5% incentive payment.