Use New Quality Reporting Training Modules to Help Ensure Satisfactory 2014 Reporting

National Health IT Week is September 15-19, 2014. CMS will mark the week by hosting several webinars and launching new resources on eHealth University that help providers participate in eHealth programs. For the latest news and updates on CMS’ Health IT activities, visit the CMS eHealth website.
If you are eligible to participate in the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), be sure to check out three new resources designed to make quality reporting simple. CMS has added beginner, intermediate, and advanced PQRS training modules to eHealth University.  Now you can find the information you need to help you satisfactorily participate in PQRS and other quality programs that offer incentive payments in 2014.
The modules are designed by level for quick and easy use:

  • Quality Measurement 101 – A beginner module that provides the basics of quality reporting, specifically for PQRS.
  • 2014 PQRS Reporting Requirements – An intermediate module that explains the steps to satisfactorily reporting and earning an incentive for the 2014 PQRS program.  The module also walks you through the steps on how to avoid the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment and the 2016 value modifier (VM) adjustment.
  • How to Report Once for 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs – An advanced module that  explains how to report quality measures one time during the 2014 program year and satisfy quality reporting requirements for several Medicare quality reporting programs. These programs include PQRS, the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, the VM, and Accountable Care Organizations.

Each module is divided into sections and provides helpful tips and graphics to explain different quality topics.  The modules can be easily shared with your staff to help your practice satisfactorily participate in PQRS.


  • 2014 is the last year eligible professionals can earn an incentive payment for satisfactorily reporting PQRS quality data to CMS
  • This year’s participation in PQRS determines the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment