Free PQRS Reporting Now Available Through QOPI®; No Additional Reporting Required
- September 29, 2016
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ASCO is pleased to announce that oncology practices can now complete all of their Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements through the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) platform. All users will be able to use the QOPI system to fulfill the Oncology Measures Group set of seven measures for PQRS reporting. QOPI is free to all users, and the new PQRS reporting is free of charge to any practice with a current and registered ASCO member.
In 2016, PQRS reporting will affect Medicare Part B reimbursements in 2018. In 2017, PQRS reporting in will be integrated into your first Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, score, affecting your 2019 reimbursement. Utilizing QOPI to meet these Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements is easy.
First, a practice not already registered with QOPI will need to do so, which requires at least one member of the practice to be an ASCO member. Once in the QOPI system, you can select the PQRS reporting module-doing the entire QOPI data extraction is not necessary-then extract your PQRS-only data, and ASCO will submit your data to CMS on your behalf at the Tax Identification Number/NPI level.
You can read the recent ASCO in Action post about this new service, which includes instructions for executing the reporting in QOPI, at: http://www.asco.org/advocacy-policy/asco-in-action/free-pqrs-reporting-now-available-through-qopi