Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession
Assessing Clinical Competence
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Medicare Payment Penalties with PQRSwizard
The PQRSwizard, now available at AAPA’s Learning Central,
makes earning your incentive fast and easy.
What is PQRS?
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Physician Quality Reporting
System (PQRS) uses incentives and penalties to promote reporting on quality measures
for covered services to Medicare beneficiaries.
Why does it matter?
Eligible providers for the current
period (calendar year 2013) must report on quality measures to avoid a 1.5
percent Medicare payment decrease in 2015.
Those who successfully report receive a 0.5 percent incentive.
is the PQRSwizard?
Similar to tax preparation software,
the PQRSwizard is a fast, convenient
and cost-effective online tool that guides you through a few easy steps to help
rapidly collect, validate, report and submit your results to CMS.
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