PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING SYSTEM CAHPS (PQRS CAHPS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized CY 2015 requirements for patient experience data collection under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program.
Press Ganey is a CMS approved vendor to administer the 2015 - 2016 CAHPS for PQRS Survey. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you on this important initiative.
- Mandatory administration of PQRS CAHPS continues for medical groups with at least 100 eligible professionals, and expands from groups using the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) web interface to include those who participate in PQRS as a group using any Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO).
- Voluntary administration of PQRS CAHPS continues for groups with 25-99 eligible professionals and expands to include groups as small as 2 eligible professionals that participate in PQRS using any GPRO.
In addition to the changes in participation, additional dollars are now at risk. Physicians’ at-risk value-based payment modifier (VBPM) dollars based on performance metrics will increase from 2% to 4%, beginning with 2017 payment year.