Changes to Physician Quality Programs and the Value Modifier

What: A final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalizes changes to several pay-for-reporting programs — including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) — and provides guidance for the continued phase-in of the Value Modifier.

Who: These changes will affect payments to certain groups of physicians based on the quality and cost of care they furnish to beneficiaries enrolled in the traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service program.

Sourcewww.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-Sheets/2013-Fact-Sheets-Items/2013-11-27.html