Articles  |   January 2016
AQI Reports
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  • Emily Richardson, M.D.
    Committee on Practice Quality Improvement
    Chair
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Quality Improvement / Articles
Articles   |   January 2016
AQI Reports
ASA Monitor 01 2016, Vol.80, 36-38.
ASA Monitor 01 2016, Vol.80, 36-38.
The Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) reporting mechanism was introduced for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) beginning in 2014. A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity that collects medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients. Individual eligible professionals (EPs) who satisfactorily participate in 2015 PQRS through a QCDR may avoid the 2017 -2.0 percent payment adjustment.1  Successful PQRS participation of >50 percent of your group’s EPs is also necessary to avoid an additional -4 percent penalty under the Value-Based Payment Modifier program.2 
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