PQRS ReportingQualified Clinical Data Registry ReportingValue-Based Payment Modifier
October 13, 2015

ICLOPS Case Study: VBPM Consultation Lifts Specialty Group’s Quality Tier and Medicare Revenues

Medicare’s Value-Based Health Care programs aren’t just about penalties. You can also earn a reward. Case in point—an ICLOPS orthopedic client recently asked The Big Question: Are there really incentives to be earned through Medicare’s Value-Based Care? With the release on September 9 of the Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs), the answer is a resounding “Yes.” At its core, the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) is a simple proposition: Those who are able to demonstrate higher quality care at a lower cost than other groups are rewarded, while those who can’t are penalized. The rewards come from the pool of…
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ACO ReportingPQRS ReportingQualified Clinical Data Registry ReportingValue-Based Payment Modifier
June 30, 2015

Orthopedists’ Survival Kit: How to Succeed with Medicare PQRS and VBPM

Pay for Performance success takes careful thought and management, particularly for specialty practices. Under Medicare’s PQRS and Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM), specialties have fewer measures available, which narrows reporting options—making it harder for you to meet PQRS and compare well against your peers. For Orthopedics, this is especially true. Nearly 200 PQRS measures have a Registry reporting option, but many orthopedic surgeons still have a difficult time finding nine measures across three National Quality Strategy (NQS) Domains (including one cross-cutting measure), where performance is good enough to report. All too often, orthopedic surgeons get trapped, reporting on measures where performance…
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