The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Pilot allows eligible professionals to meet the clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting objective of meaningful use requirements for the EHR Incentive Program through electronic submission while also reporting for the PQRS program.
A provider who wishes to participate in the electronic reporting pilot must submit 12 months of clinical quality measures data. Eligible professionals must submit the data between January 1, 2013 and February 28, 2013.
CQM data for the electronic reporting pilot must be derived from certified EHR technology. If you decide to submit the data directly from your EHR, your EHR also needs to be PQRS “qualified.” You can also have a PQRS-qualified data submission vendor submit quality measures data for the electronic reporting pilot on your behalf.
A list of the 2012 PQRS-qualified EHR and data-submission vendors is posted on the PQRS website.
You can register for the electronic reporting pilot program while attesting for the EHR Incentive Program on the online registration page. Simply check “Yes” on the eReporting page as you go through the attestation process.