Report quality measures to Medicare with the Academy's Quality Reporting System (QRS). Participation in this program provides the opportunity to earn a 0.5 percent bonus payment of total Medicare Part B allowed charges and to avoid a CMS penalty in 2015.
2013 Physician Quality Reporting Module
Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a financial incentive to physicians who volunteer to report on best-practice quality measures.
There are four dermatology-appropriate measures for the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System, of which a dermatologist must choose at least three to earn the incentive. To avoid a CMS penalty, a dermatologist must report at least one measure. Please note that reporting one measure will only result in avoiding the penalty and is not enough to earn the additional incentive.
- Measure #137 — Melanoma: Continuity of Care — Recall System
- Measure #138 — Melanoma: Coordination of Care
- Measure #224 — Melanoma: Overutilization of Imaging Studies
- Measure #265 — Biopsy Follow-Up
The deadline for reporting on 2013 is Jan. 17, 2014 for a full-year reporting period (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013).
Measures must be reported through a qualified electronic registry, such as the AAD Quality Reporting System. The 2013 QRS module is $249 per physician. QRS must be purchased under the AAD ID and password of the physician who will be reporting.