Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
Meaningful Use

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

CMS Approves GIQuIC as a PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry
Learn how you can successfully participate in PQRS submitting GI-specific measures

Beginning in 2014, CMS approved Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDR) as a new reporting mechanism for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). This reporting option allows providers to report on measures that are meaningful to their specialty practice and will foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients.

Eligible professionals can now use GIQuIC, a quality benchmarking registry for gastroenterology, as a QCDR to satisfactorily participate in PQRS to earn the 2014 incentive payment (0.5%) or avoid the 2016 payment adjustment (2.0%).

2014 Reporting Year GIQuIC QCDR Users: To listen to a webinar with instructions on how to use the GIQuIC QCDR to select reporting measures click here, and to download the slide deck click here.

Click here to listen to an informational webinar about GIQuIC as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry.

To see the detailed specifications of the quality measures on which GIQuIC proposes to report please click here.

Click here for frequently asked questions relating to GIQuIC as a QCDR.

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Meaningful Use

GIQuIC may help your facility and physicians demonstrate "meaningful use" of health information technology pursuant to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program.

Similar to PQRS, Medicare providers who do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use in the EHR Incentive Program will receive a Medicare payment cut, beginning at 1% in 2015 and increasing each year that meaningful use is not demonstrated up to a maximum of 5%.

As part of meaningful use regulation, physicians (including those in the outpatient hospital department) can help demonstrate meaningful use by having EHR technology that submits cases to a specialized registry (non-cancer registry). GIQuIC is working with these certified health IT vendors so that participation in GIQuIC may help providers meet this requirement.