CMS Seeks To Recoup Improper PQRS, E-Rx Incentive Payments
March 17, 2014 in News
CMS plans to launch a four-year initiative aimed at recovering improper payments made through its Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing incentive programs, according to a notice published Monday in the Federal Register, Health Data Management reports.
According to the notice, CMS will survey 400:
- Group practices;
- Registries; and
- Data submission vendors (Goedert, Health Data Management, 3/14).
CMS will use the survey to analyze how the systems:
- Handle data;
- Meet program requirements; and
- Specify clinical quality measures.
It will attempt to identify:
- Inconsistencies; and
- Potential erroneous payments in PQRS and the e-prescribing programs.
CMS also will use its findings to avoid future issues related to data integrity, according to Clinical Innovation Technology (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation Technology, 3/17).
The notice will be open for public comment for 60 days (Hall, FierceHealthIT, 3/17).