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Mind your P’s and Q’s — and your R’s and S’s, too — by catching our CAHPS for PQRS update

CMS has released updates to its CAHPS for PQRS requirements.

Consider yourself invited to Jan Gnida’s July 29 webcast laying out the latest changes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) for PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System).

Jan, who serves as PRC’s Director of Patient Experience & Government Surveys, is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to CMS regulations, requirements and reimbursement. So the returns on your 30-minute investment at 1 p.m. July 29 could, quite literally, pay dividends years down the road.

Our CAHPS Director Jan Gnida explains CAHPS for ACOs

Watch this webcast starring Jan Gnida, our Director of Patient Experience & Government Surveys.

Jan will spell out c-h-a-n-g-e-s to the CAHPS for PQRS program

And her agenda will offer both explanations of the updates and insights into their potential impact on healthcare providers. She will touch on:

  • Who qualifies for participation, determined by the number of Eligible Professionals (EPs) reporting under a single Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • How the program has evolved
  • Which survey dimensions will be included in the 80-question instrument with a six-month frame of reference
  • What the public reporting requirements will include
  • When and how the Value Modifier will be calculated and applied

Why watch?

CMS says that medical groups must make their CAHPS for PQRS vendor choices by September 22, 2015. While CMS will do the heavy lifting — it will pull the sample — approved vendors must collect the data on behalf of medical groups from November 2015 through February 2016. Data must be submitted to CMS by February 12, 2016.

Why choose PRC as your CAHPS for PQRS research partner?

PRC listens, which enables us to truly understand your organizational goals and partner with you on a research plan that will help you accomplish your objectives. Our easy-to-use, highly accessible reporting tools and in-house experts ensure that you can view data in ways that will support your efforts to improve performance and achieve a culture of excellence. In fact, PRC is the only choice that leads to excellence.