American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

2016 PQRS Reporting Options

Option 1: Claims-Based Reporting Information

PQRS Claims and Registry Individual Measure Specification Manual and Release Notes

2016 PQRS Individual Measure Specifications
2016 PQRS Individual Measure Release Notes
2016 PQRS Individual Measure Single Source Code Master (XLSM)
2016 Cross Cutting Measures List

Option 2: Traditional Registry-Based Reporting Information

Traditional registries are CMS approved entities that submit quality data on behalf of eligible professionals. The ACS Surgeon Specific Registry was submitted for approval to be a traditional registry in 2016. 

PQRS Registry Measures Group Specification Manual and Release Notes

2016 PQRS Measure Group Getting Started
2016 PQRS Measure Group Specifications Manual
2016 PQRS Measure Group Release Notes
2016 PQRS Measure Group Single Source Code Master (XLSM)

PQRS Traditional Registry Individual Measure Specification Manual and Release Notes

2016 PQRS Individual Measure Specifications
2016 PQRS Individual Measure Release Notes
2016 PQRS Individual Measure Single Source Code Master (XLSM)
2016 Cross Cutting Measures List

Option 3: Qualified Clinical Data Registry-Based Reporting Information

Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) are CMS-approved entities that collect and submit PQRS quality measures data on behalf of eligible professionals.  The reporting requirements differ slightly from that of a traditional registry. The ACS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program was submitted to be approved for QCDR reporting in 2016.

Option 4: Electronic Health Record-Based PQRS Reporting

The electronic health record (EHR)-based PQRS reporting allows providers to align reporting between the EHR Incentive Program  and the PQRS program. Review this CMS document on PQRS-EHR reporting for details on how this option can be utilized.