How do we get started with PQRS participation?
How does our start date affect our group’s potential for success?
There is no definitive cut-off date that automatically results in successful or unsuccessful participation. Since the criteria for success involves reporting above certain percentages of reportable events, it is obviously more difficult to succeed the later in the year your group begins reporting (i.e., a higher number of reportable opportunities will have already been missed prior to your start date).
What degree of training does our staff need before activating PQRS?
The PQRS module is very user friendly, and requires very little training for staff use. A simple introduction to the concept of quality measures, an explanation of how to answer the pop-ups and review their previous answers, then a reminder of the importance of answering the questionnaires diligently is usually enough to get physicians started.
Do you have a “quick start guide” about the PQRS module for our physicians?
Yes. Click here to see a one-page introductory level recap of the PQRS module for physicians.
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