The American Joint Replacement Registry recently announced the launch of a web-based portal for participating surgeons to report CMS Physician Quality Reporting System program data.
As one of 41 domestic organizations that offers expanded data on procedure outcomes and patient safety, the AJRR created the portal as a new method for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements to be satisfied before they are submitted to CMS for reimbursement. The completion of these requirements may also enable clinicians to be eligible for the 2014 PQRS incentive, as well as avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment, according to a press release.
A joint venture with CECity, the portal will also provide clinicians with an abundance of data, analysis, education and resources to aid in closing performance gaps and delivering enhanced patient care. The portal is available at www.medconcert.com/ajrr.
“We knew collaborating with the CMS was important to our success when we started building our hip and knee registry,” Daniel J. Berry, MD, chair of the AJRR board of directors, said in the release. “The designation allows physicians who send outcome data to an appropriate and accredited [qualified clinical data registry] to seek CMS incentive payments and try to avoid penalties, and we’re excited about providing this resource to orthopedic surgeons who participate in our registry.”