Taking the Pain Out of PQRS

The penalty of noncompliance can really hurt. The bottom line: Report PQRS measures for more than 50 percent of your applicable Medicare patients for 2014, or face a 2 percent Medicare penalty in 2016. Unfortunately, most PQRS systems put the data entry burden squarely on the doctor. With tens of thousands of “yes-no” questions that can easily add up to 25 to 40 hours of provider data entry, time and accuracy become a clear concern.