Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
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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

We are pleased to announce that the GIQuIC Registry has again been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for the 2016 reporting year. The QCDR reporting mechanism is a dynamic reporting option that allows providers to report on measures that are meaningful to their specialty practice and foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients.

Since 2010, GIQuIC has grown in value as a clinical benchmarking tool for gastroenterology practices, surpassing 3 million colonoscopy cases in April 2016. CMS approved GIQuIC as a QCDR for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 PQRS reporting year, facilitating endoscopists’ documentation of compliance with quality measures. Over 600 GIQuIC participants elected to utilize the GIQuIC QCDR for their 2014 PQRS reporting, and over 1,100 participants did so for their 2015 PQRS reporting.

For the 2016 reporting year, eligible providers who satisfactorily participate in PQRS will avoid the 2018 payment adjustment of negative 2.0%, an adjustment that will be compounded further by the value-based payment modifier up to an additional negative 4.0% depending upon group size.

To see the detailed specifications of the clinical quality measures on which the GIQuIC QCDR will report for the 2016 reporting year, please click here.

To provide the details surrounding the QCDR reporting option and the GIQuIC registry, GIQuIC hosted an informational webinar on April 12, 2016. The slides can be accessed by selecting here. A recording of the webinar can be accessed by selecting here. A list of frequently asked questions can be accessed by clicking here.

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Meaningful Use

GIQuIC Specialized Registry Declaration

GIQuIC is a specialized registry to improve population health outcomes.  Participants using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to transmit data to the GIQuIC registry may attest to using a “specialized registry” for the purposes of Meaningful Use Objective 10: Public Health Reporting, Measure Option 3 – Specialized Registry Reporting.  Please contact GIQuIC to learn more.