Tuesday, January 12, 2010

PQRI Reporting Feature

News alert, sv

Annual Changes to Claims-Based PQRI Reporting Feature

Annual changes to claims-based (CMS, Medicare) PQRI Measures - to include new measures, new CPT codes, and development enhancements to our built-in functionality (effective 1/1/2010).

When CMS changes the details of this reporting program every year, eCW must respond by changing the way the feature works within our software. This large project requires details we don't receive from CMS until mid-December, at best. Development is currently working on coding the functional enhancements. When enhancements are complete and fully tested, patches will be made if at all possible to limit the need for clients to upgrade please watch for future announcements. We are working quickly to make feature changes available to clients as soon as possible.

Until our enhancement of the "pop-up" PQRI code prompting feature is available, the appropriate codes can be added manually within the Progress Note or directly on the claim.

In the meantime, downloading our CPT 2010 patch #945 will update your CPT dictionary with all of the codes you'll need to report the new claims-based measures (188, 189, 190, 193, 194, 195, 201, 202, 203, and 204).

Patch #945 also includes the new code for the e-prescribing measure, G8553, which can be reported on claims.

All eCW practices have been enabled for CPT 2010 patch #945, with the exception of SaaS/ASP hosted clients and multi-server and Linux server clients. Messages about the patch were sent via the Administrator inbox in the eClinicalWorks application. If you have not received such a notification and feel your practice should have, please log a support ticket on the eCW Support Portal.

For information about changes for 2010, please click on the links below:


2010 PQRI Individual Quality Measures

The following document specific to the 2010 PQRI individual quality measures are available in the "Downloads" section:

- Updated (12-21-09) - 2010 PQRI Measures Specifications Manual for Claims and Registry Reporting of Individual Measures and Release Notes. This zip file contains two authoritative documents that describe:

1) The 2010 measure specifications (including codes and reporting instructions) for the 175 individual PQRI quality measures for claims or registry-based reporting, and;

2) Changes from the 2009 PQRI Measure Specifications in the form of release notes delineated by measure number.

2010 PQRI Measure Specifications Manual for Claims and Registry Reporting of Individual Measures and Release Notes [ZIP 3MB]

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