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Measures Groups

Background

A Measures Group is a group of clinically related measures identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for use in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) through a registry-based submission process. There are 25 Measures Groups available for 2016 reporting.

Reporting Mechanisms

  • Qualified Registry
  • Claims Reporting
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Qualified Clinical-Data Registry

Reporting Measures Group

  • Choose 1 Measures Group to report that is applicable to your patient population
  • Report all applicable measures for 20 patients (majority must be Medicare FFS patients
  • Each measure’s clinical performance must be satisfied at least once

Providers should review the updated 2016 Measures Groups to see if there are any changes or measures that need to be tracked in order to report accurately for 2016.

Benefits

  • Reporting data with Measures Groups is often the easiest way to report because providers are collecting data on a small subset of patients seen in the year.
  • Providers can easily report using Measures Groups if they utilize paper charts or EHRs.

NJII Advantages

  • NJII is a CMS-Qualified Registry that offers all 25 Measures Groups.
  • NJII provides Measures Selection Guides that offer support based on specialty.
  • NJII’s skilled PQRS advisors help Eligible Professionals (EP) choose the best measures for them and their practice.
  • NJII features a user-friendly portal for reporting PQRS data.

Changes in 2016

CMS added three Measures Groups: Cardiovascular Measures Group, Diabetic Retinopathy Measures Group, and Multiple Chronic Conditions Measures Group. Review the changes for 2016 PQRS Measures Groups here.

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