NBHA and NOH Announce New Osteoporosis Qualified Clinical Data Registry
Date: August 27, 2014
CMS recently approved the National Bone Health Alliance and National Osteoporosis Foundation’s launch of an osteoporosis Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2014 program year. This new registry will allow eligible healthcare professionals to not only submit their performance data around PQRS and other measures but also drive performance measurement, benchmarking, population health management and practice improvement, while simplifying reporting for financial and professional incentive programs, such as PQRS, Meaningful Use and Maintenance of Certification.
A total of 14 quality measures (6 PQRS/8 non-PQRS measures) are included in the registry. Participants will be able to submit their quality measure results to CMS to meet their PQRS quality reporting requirements, which, for the first time, includes not only earning a 0.5% PQRS incentive payment this year but also avoiding a 1-2% decrease in all Medicare reimbursements in 2015 and 2016. This registry will launch in early September 2014; in the meantime, click here for more information or contact Debbie Zeldow, MBA, Senior Director, Clinical Programs, National Bone Health Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-721-6363.