American Urological Association - PQRS Toolkit


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PQRS Toolkit

Things to note about 2016 PQRS:

  • The minimum reporting level for 2016 remains 9 measures covering at least 3 domains of care. Also, at least one of the 9 measures must be a cross-cutting measure.
  • To satisfactorily report a measure, you must report on at least 50 percent of the Medicare Part B patients that are applicable to that measure.
  • Participants may also report using a measure group. If this is selected, users must report each measure in the group for a minimum of 20 patients (a majority of whom must be Medicare Part B patients).
  • CMS continues to offer reporting options for individuals and group reporting. If you select group reporting, you must have registered with CMS as a group by June 30, 2016.
  • The data reported in 2016 will be used to assess the 2018 payment adjustment for incorrectly or not reporting. The penalty will be -2 percent.

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AUA Resources


Reporting Options

Measure Specifications

Measure Flowcharts

Helpful tools for PQRS

Sample Order Forms and Questionnaires

Other Resources


CMS 1500 Claim [pdf]

CMS QualityNet Help Desk
Phone: 866-288-8912

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Surgeon's Guide to Understanding the Physician Quality Reporting System
Physician Quality Reporting System
PQRS Reporting in 2016 and What the College is Doing to Help
PQRS 2016 Options through the Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR)