The measure for this pilot is consistent with PQRS Measure #110 and data used for the pilot can also be used as one of the measures to earn 2011 PQRS incentive payment.
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Medical Association designates the AMA Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME) activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The goal of this pilot PI CME activity is to improve the rates of preventive care influenza immunizations administered to patients age 50 years and older by an office-based physician during influenza season, September-February.
Primaris is providing assistance to Missouri providers with reporting preventive care measures in 2011 and 2012 using the EHR or Claims options. Measure specifications differ depending on the reporting option you select and whether you report individual measures or a measures group. Missouri providers may contact Sandy Pogones, Program Manager Physician Services at (573) 673-4531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CMS has hired Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to provide free assistance to eligible professionals in reporting PQRS. As the federally designated QIO for Missouri, Primaris has helped hundreds of providers measure and improve care, using their EHR as an essential tool in the process. CMS is aligning quality measures for many initiatives, including PQRS, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, the EHR Incentive program (i.e., Meaningful Use), Accountable Care Organizations, and others. While still in development, the same electronic mechanism is expected to eventually be used to transmit all quality measures directly to CMS.
For More Information Contact:
Ms. Sandy Pogonges
Program Manager Physician Services