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2012 Physician Quality Reporting System
Report quality measures to Medicare with the Academy's Quality Reporting System (QRS). Participation in this program provides the opportunity to improve patient care by using evidence-based measures that are supported by clinical guidelines.
2012 Physician Quality Reporting Module
The Physician Quality Reporting System is a program 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 three melanoma related measures and one biopsy measure that relate most to dermatologists reporting to the 2012 program. These measures must be submitted by January 31, 2013.
There are four dermatology-appropriate measures for the 2012 Physician
Quality Reporting System,
of which a dermatologist must choose at least three:
ï¿½ Measure #137 - Melanoma: Continuity of Care ï¿½ Recall System
ï¿½ Measure #138 - Melanoma: Coordination of Care
ï¿½ Measure #224 - Melanoma: Overutilization of Imaging Studies in Melanoma
ï¿½ Measure #265 ï¿½ Biopsy Follow-Up
The measures may only be reported via electronic registry, for a full-year reporting period (January 1-Decemeber 31, 2012). Dermatologists who report at least three quality measures to Medicareï¿½s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2012 will be eligible for a bonus payment of 0.5 percent of their total Medicare Part B allowed Charges.