2016 PQRS Measures Relevant to Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Physicians have 2 registry options for reporting PQRS:

  1. Measures groups - it is easier for a provider to report 2016 PQRS with measures groups because a provider only needs to report a minimum 20 eligible patient sample. The majority of the sample must be Medicare Part B.  Note:  Please review the CMS documentation carefully to determine if a provider would have eligible patients for the following measures groups:
  2. 9 PQRS measures across 3 domains or if less than 9 measures, a provider will need to pass the MAV. To pass the MAV, the provider needs to make sure that if a measure belongs to a PQRS cluster, all other measures inside that cluster are also reported. For example, when reporting measure #91, the provider also needs to report measure #93 (Acute Otitis Externa Cluster). Note:  A cross-cutting measure, if applicable, would also have to be reported in order to pass the MAV.  Some examples of emergency medicine measures (with domain names):

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