PQRS and eRX – Stay Informed!

By now, most of us are familiar with the eRX incentive payments and penalties for those practitioners that are not actively e-prescribing. And, though we have all heard a lot of buzz about PQRS – maybe you or your staff need a little more information to fully understand the implications of the Physician Quality Reporting System. The PQRS system uses a combination of incentive payments and penalties (payment adjustments) to encourage eligible professionals to report data on various quality measures, as established by CMS.

Interested in learning more?  Physicians, medical billing companies, office staff, and other healthcare professionals may benefit from attending the CMS National Provider Call: “How to Avoid a 2014 eRx and 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment” on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

The following information comes directly from CMS Medicare FFS Provider e-News bulletin, distributed today.

National Provider Call: How to Avoid a 2014 eRx and 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment — Registration Now Open
Tuesday, February 19; 1:30-3pm ET

The CMS Provider Communications Group will host a National Provider Call on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. Subject matter experts will discuss how to avoid a 2014 eRx and 2015 PQRS payment adjustment.


  • Welcome and Announcements
  • How to Avoid 2014 eRx and 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment Presentation
  • Resources & Who to Contact for Help
  • Question and Answer Session

Target Audience: Eligible Professionals, Medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, and all other interested Medicare FFS healthcare professionals

Registration Information:  In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website. Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.

Presentation:  The presentation for this call will be posted prior to the call on the FFS National Provider Calls web page. In addition, a link to the slide presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.

Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain CMS National Provider Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Notification web page to learn more.