2016 PQRS Web-Based Measure Search Tool

PQRS is a quality reporting program that uses negative payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by individual eligible professionals (EPs), EPs providing services at a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under method II, and PQRS group practices participating in the group practice reporting option (GPRO). Those who do not satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B beneficiaries (including Railroad Retirement Board, Medicare Secondary Payer, and Critical Access Hospitals [CAH] method II) or satisfactorily participate in a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) will be subject to a negative payment adjustment under PQRS.

For more information on the PQRS program, click here: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/index.html

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce the availability of the new Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Web-Based Measure Search Tool located directly at https://pqrs.cms.gov/#/home and via the PQRS Measures Codes webpage.

This tool will assist eligible professionals (EPs) and PQRS group practices with easily identifying claims and registry measures that may be applicable, and help find measures that meet satisfactory reporting requirements for the 2016 PQRS program year. Users may search measure-related keywords as well as search and filter important measure-related information such as:
• Measure Number
• Reporting Methods
• National Quality Strategy (NQS) Domain
• Cross-Cutting Measures
• Measure Steward

The PQRS Web-Based Measure Search Tool allows users to click on a measure to view the individual claims and registry measure specifications available for 2016.