HSAG Can Help Practices Use their QRUR to Improve Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—through the CMS Physician Feedback Program—offers Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) to help practitioners and group practices understand their performance on quality and cost metrics. The confidential QRUR feedback reports show how the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM) will apply to physician payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for those who bill under an individual or group Tax Identification Number in 2016. The reports provide comparative performance data that physicians can use to improve the care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Ohio, will support practices in using QRUR data to identify opportunities to improve quality scores.

When eligible professionals partner with HSAG, they will be able to:

  • Discover how to use QRURs to monitor clinical quality measures, increase incentive payments, and avoid the negative payment adjustment for the VBM.
  • Receive virtual, one-on-one technical assistance to help them download and interpret their QRUR.
  • Access timely updates, tools and resources related to VBM programs.
  • Attend learning sessions to identify interventions, network to build relationships with stakeholders and community organizations, and implement workflows to improve processes and efficiencies for their patients.

For more information, click here. Physicians can also contact Kim Harris-Salamone, PhD, HSAG Vice President, at 602-801-6960 or email her at ksalamone@hsag.com.

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