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.

Arm yourself with measures to improve documentation and avoid the painful penalty of noncompliance by watching Taking the Pain Out of PQRS, presented by David Lehman, M.D., Medical Director of EMA Otolaryngology at Modernizing Medicine.

About the speaker

David Lehman, MD
Medical Director
EMA Otolaryngology

Dr. David Lehman is Medical Director for EMA Otolaryngology. Dr. Lehman completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University in 1995. After spending a year as a research diver for the University of Miami, he entered medical school at the University of Florida, graduating as co-valedictorian in 2000. He then returned to his hometown of Miami to enter residency at University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Lehman has been a partner at Palm Beach Ear, Nose, and Throat Association since 2005, practicing as a general otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon. His main practice interests lie in the field of head and neck surgery, specializing in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck, including melanoma.

He also has an interest in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery techniques, and is one of a small number of surgeons in Florida regularly performing endoscopic orbital decompression surgery for Graves’ eye disease. Dr. Lehman has served as the Chief of Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, from 2008 – 2010, and remains very active in hospital practice.