BC Advantage - 2015 Issue 5

PQRS Gets More Complicated as 48 Measures are Retired

Many of us have been struggling to understand the PQRS system and meet the requirements to avoid penalties imposed by Medicare.  To make it just a little more complicated as of January 1, 2015 forty-eight of the 300 + measures were retired.   Since the beginning of the year some providers have found that claims are being rejected do to invalid PQRS codes that they were using successfully last year.  Mental health providers in particular were affected when measure #106 for Adult Major Depressive Disorder and two of the most common PQRS codes that they were...

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