2016 PQRS Measures Relevant to Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists 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 patient sample.  The majority of the sample must be traditional Medicare.  
    •  Important note:  To satisfactory report the Cataract’s Measures Grou, include only procedures performed through September 30 of the reporting period. Procedures performed October 1 through December 31 of the reporting period are not included.  
  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 #12, the provider also needs to report measure #141 (Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Cluster). Some examples of possible ophthalmology measures (with domain names):

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