November 29, 2012, 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST
PQRS is a royal pain in the you-know-what, but because its ultimate goal is to improve evidence-based practice, we’re all for making the best of it. So how do you make peace with PQRS?
Nail down the basics in this month’s webinar hosted by WebPT Co-founder Heidi Jannenga and Marketing Manager Mike Manheimer.
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articleJun 21, 2016 | 4 min. read
With temperatures soaring— especially here in Phoenix —summertime is definitely upon us. That means you’re probably making family vacation plans, relaxing poolside, and doing a mid-year PQRS compliance audit—er, okay, maybe not that last one. But, in all seriousness, this is the perfect time of year to check your clinic's PQRS compliancy. After all, we’re halfway through the calendar year—which means we’ve reached the midpoint of the 2016 PQRS reporting period. Before we jump into the nitty-gritty …
articleFeb 12, 2013 | 3 min. read
What is PQRS? Created by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) mandates that physical therapists, occupational therapists, and qualified speech-language therapists meet the standards for satisfactory reporting. If you are not PQRS compliant in 2013, CMS will assess penalties of 1.5% of your Medicare payments as fines in 2015. However, if you are compliant, you will earn a 0.5% incentive payment on your total allowed charges during the reporting period. Why …
articleNov 19, 2015 | 1 min. read
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webinarNov 26, 2013
In November, we hosted a webinar focused on PQRS and other Medicare regulations. This session covered an array of Medicare regulations, including: The basics of functional limitation reporting, the therapy cap, and PQRS How the 8-minute rule works How you can get involved with the APTA’s #stopthetherapycap initiative
articleDec 6, 2012 | 1 min. read
On Thursday, we presented an educational PQRS webinar, and it turned out to be one of our most heavily attended webinars in WebPT history. Missed it or want a refresher? Watch the PQRS webinar in its entirety below.
articleOct 24, 2016 | 5 min. read
Rusty mechanical equipment. Creaky carnival rides. Wobbly chairs. People are naturally skeptical of things that are dilapidated, rundown, or slipshod—and with good reason. After all, that which is ramshackle usually isn’t reliable. Now, imagine it’s the physical therapy software you use everyday to run your rehab therapy practice that’s gone derelict. Take PTOS EMR, for example , because if you didn’t know, this therapy office software is going out of business, and it has ceased all updates …
articleNov 6, 2012 | 4 min. read
Today's blog post comes from WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. Can you believe it’s already November? That means two things: Thanksgiving and PQRS 2013 (if you treat Medicare patients, of course). I know we’d much rather fill our thoughts—and bellies—with turkey, dressing, and buttery mashed potatoes. But you have to make room somewhere for Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS, formerly known as PQRI). You can’t smother it with gravy or tuck it behind excess cans …
webinarNov 4, 2015
At this point, you’d think satisfying PQRS requirements would be child’s play, but unfortunately, Medicare changes the rules every year. Fortunately, we’ve already combed through the 2016 Final Rule for you and organized everything you need to know about PQRS into a jam-packed, super educational 60-minute webinar. Join us for this beneficial seminar, where hosts Heidi Jannenga and Charlotte Bohnett will: detail 2016 reporting requirements; describe the different reporting methods; and explain how to ensure you successfully …
articleNov 4, 2013 | 3 min. read
On July 19, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. According to this summary , most of the policies were open for comment until September 6, 2013 and, pending final decisions (which hopefully will occur this month), will take effect on January 1, 2014. The 605-page document contains proposals for policy changes on everything from reimbursements to the …