July 10, 2013:
2013 is the second-to-last year an incentive will be available for participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Moreover, physicians and other eligible professionals who don't participate in 2013 will be subject to a penalty, which will be applied in 2015.
Visit our Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) section for an overview of the incentives and penalties associated with PQRS in the next few years. Here's what you'll find there:
A step-by-step breakdown of how to earn this year's incentive using the individual or group reporting option.
A look at how you can avoid the 2015 penalty even if you don't qualify for this year's incentive.
Information on how the AOA's Clinical Assessment Program (CAP) for PQRS can help eligible providers participate in the PQRS successfully.