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PQRS participants have a short time window to submit data to registries
e-Reports, Jan. 24, 2011
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While the deadline to submit data for the 2010 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, formerly PQRI) financial incentive is March 15, most approved registries need your data by the end of January.

Don’t lose out on funds you may have earned. Payments will start arriving in the fall of 2011.

You still have time to participate. It takes only a few hours to gather the information you must submit. Incentives in 2010 peaked at 2 percent and now begin to drop. Find details on the CMS PQRS website.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overhauled the reporting program since its rocky start. One of the improvements includes the option to submit quality and/or e-prescribing data using approved registries.

Find details, including a list of approved registries with their contact information on the CMS website.

The medical director for UnitedHealthcare of Indiana notified the ISMA that the insurer was mailing letters to physicians starting Jan. 14 about its premium designation program. If you are a contracted provider with UnitedHealthcare and have not yet received this letter, watch you mail stack.

You have only until Feb. 12 to request a reconsideration of that designation if you believe it is unfair.

Information in the premium designation program will be available for public display beginning March 16 on the UnitedHealthcare website.

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