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Clinical Social Workers Be Aware: PQRS 2013 Deadlines Approaching
Clinical social workers who are Medicare providers should participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Participation increases practice revenue by .5 percent and avoids a 1.5 percent penalty in 2015 for not using measures in 2013.
Although participation in PQRS for 2013 is optional for clinical social workers and other Medicare providers, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) made PQRS a permanent reporting program that uses incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information. The 2013 PQRS program will end December 31, 2013 and clinical social workers will have the opportunity to submit 2013 PQRS claims until February 28, 2014.
It is not too late to participate in the 2013 PQRS program. Clinical social workers may do so by two means:
NASW encourages clinical social workers to become familiar with the traditional PQRS reporting methods through the claims self-reporting option discussed in number 1 of this document. Doing so helps prepare clinical social workers for PQRS 2014 and avoids further delay in becoming familiar with PQRS.
The Office of Professional Regulation and the Clinical Social Worker Advisors are amending the Statutes and Administrative Rules. Below are the proposed changes for you to review. Feel free to send feedback to us at email@example.com or contact your representative.
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