As stated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a quality reporting program that encourages individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices to report information on the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

One option for reporting your data is the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO). This is beneficial because billing and reporting staff may report one set of quality measures data on behalf of all EPs within a group practice, reducing the need to keep track of EPs’ reporting efforts separately. Another benefit of reporting via GPRO, is that those EPs who have difficulty meeting the reporting requirements for individual EPs may benefit from group reporting.

PQRS’ short reporting time frame coupled with the enormity of records that have to be abstracted require someone with professional abstraction expertise and the staffing to absorb the workload.

That’s why we are here. Primaris performs PQRS GPRO abstraction for a number of hospital systems. View our flyer to learn more.

During the first quarter of 2016, Primaris completed more than 30,000 abstractions on top of regular core measures and registry abstractions. It takes an average of 800 man hours for our team of dedicated abstractors to handle the workload for one client. Do you have 800 hours to invest?

The Primaris Difference

Primaris has experience working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and our partners interpreting the measures to ensure the highest scores possible. Our abstractors review the record and narratives to find additional information that may contradict what was electronically pulled in from the data warehouse. The result is higher scores that more accurately reflect the provider’s performance.

Did we mention our tool?

Primaris’s new PQRS GPRO Abstraction Tool streamlines the process by:

  • Increasing abstractor efficiency;
  • Reducing abstraction errors;
  • Providing live measure performance feedback; and
  • Analyzing opportunities for improvement.

The customer can review their scores in real-time as the abstractors are abstracting the record.  Inter-rater reliability is built into the tool so the customer can have the utmost confidence in the abstraction work.  Once abstraction work is completed, Primaris uses the tool to create a report on findings and opportunities for improvement.

Download our PQRS GPRO Abstraction Flyer for more info.

Pedal to the Metal

There’s always time for performance improvement.  Primaris performs mock audits.  Our abstractors work with you to pick 50-100 charts for each of the measures and composites.  Our Mock GPRO project helps you benchmark where you’re at and provides a feedback report with opportunities for improvement.

Download GPRO Benchmarking Case Study