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Program Year 2012 Quality and Resource Use Reports -- Mapping a Route to Success for the 2015 Value-Based Payment Modifier
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

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Description
On September 16, CMS made 2012 Quality Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to group practices with 25 or more eligible professionals (EPs). These reports show how a group would fare under the policies CMS has finalized for the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier. This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides an overview of the QRUR and how to interpret and use the data in the report.

Authorized representatives of groups can access the QRURs at https://portal.cms.gov using an Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account with one of the following group-specific Physician Value-Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System roles:

Primary PV-PQRS Group Security Official
Backup PV-PQRS Group Security Official
PV-PQRS Group Representative

If a group has already registered and selected its 2013 PQRS group reporting mechanism in the PV-PQRS Registration System, then that same person who registered the group can access the group's QRUR using their IACS User ID and password. If a group does not yet have an authorized representative with an IACS account, then one person representing the group must sign up for an IACS account with the primary Group Security Official role. If a group has a representative with an existing IACS account, but not one of the three group-specific Registration System roles listed above, then ensure that the account is still active and then add a group-specific Registration System role to that person's existing IACs account.

We strongly encourage representatives of groups to sign up for a new IACS account or modify an existing account at https://applications.cms.hhs.gov as soon as possible in order to be able to access the QRURs prior to the call. Quick Reference Guides that provide step-by-step instructions for requesting each PV-PQRS Registration System role for a new or existing IACS account are available in the "Downloads section" of the Self Nomination/Registration web page.

The call will be more meaningful if you have your QRUR in front of you to follow along. A Quick Reference Guide that provides instructions on how to obtain your 2012 QRUR is available in the "Downloads" section of the QRUR Templates and Methodologies web page.

CME and CEU Credit Information:
This MLN Connects Call has been approved by CMS for CME and CEU continuing education credit. Review CE Activity Information & Instructions for specific details.

Agenda
Opening Remarks
How to Understand and Use the 2012 QRUR
Question & Answer Session
Closing

Target Audience
Groups with 25 or more eligible professionals.

Presentation
The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day in advance of the call on the MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls and Events web page. Select the call date and scroll to the "Call Materials" section to locate the slide presentation. A link to the audio recording and written transcript of this call will be posted to this web page in approximately 2 weeks following the call.

Speaker
Michael Wroblewski

For More Information
Visit the Physician Feedback Program web page for more information on the Value-Based Payment Modifier.

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