The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a voluntary CMS Quality Program. The PQRS program encourages health care professionals and group practices to report information on health care practices. This may lead to better care for Medicare patients.
Health care professionals and group practices that participate in the PQRS program are given performance scores based on the quality measure information they report. This information can help health care professionals and group practices measure the care they give their patients and provide patients with the right care at the right time. Some of the quality measure performance scores are available on Physician Compare profile pages. Medicare patients can use this information to make more informed health care decisions and to choose health care professionals who are committed to providing quality care.*
Physical and Occupational Therapists who do not successfully report the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, therapists will be subject to a 2.0% adjustment in the 2017 fee schedule amounts. Purchase your PQRS charge ticket and flow sheet forms to integrate PQRS reporting into your practice and avoid such penalties. Already reporting PQRS? Purchase the updated forms to remain compliant.
- Measure 128: Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up
- Measure 130: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Records
- Measure 131: Pain Assessment
- Measure 154: Fall Risks
- Measure 155: Fall Risk Plan of Care
- Measure 182: Functional Outcome Assessment