Physician Quality Reporting System (formerly PQRI)
2014 STS Physician Quality Reporting System Registry Submission(formerly PQRI)
New Simplified PQRS Reporting Process for ACSD Participants
Surgeons participating in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database now have an easier way of increasing their 2014 reimbursements under Medicare’s PQRS program and/or avoiding the 2016 Medicare payment reduction—all they have to do is sign a new consent form by October 1, 2014.
The additional step of entering data into a quality module is no longer required.
The STS National Database was recently deemed a Qualified Clinical Data Registry by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; with a signed consent form, STS is able use data already entered into the Database on 19 different measures and send a report to CMS on behalf of that participating surgeon.
Earn a 2014 PQRS incentive bonus of 0.5% by meeting the following criteria:
- Report on a minimum of 9 measures covering 3 National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains for at least 50 percent of the EP’s applicable patients seen during the 2014 participation period
Avoid the 2016 payment reduction of 2% by meeting one of the following criteria:
- Satisfactorily participate and earn the 2014 PQRS incentive or
- Report at least 3 measures covering 1 NQS domain for at least 50 percent of the EP’s applicable patients seen during the 2014 participation period
|PQRS 20||Pre Op Antibiotic Timing|
|PQRS 21||Pre Op Antibiotic Selection|
|PQRS 43||CABG- IMA use|
|PQRS 44||CABG- Pre Op Beta Blocker|
|PQRS 45||Cardiac Surgery- Antibiotic Discontinued within 48 hr|
|PQRS 164||CABG- Prolonged Vent|
|PQRS 165||CABG- Deep Sternal Wound Infection|
|PQRS 166||CABG- Stroke|
|PQRS 167||CABG- Renal Failure|
|PQRS 168||CABG- Reoperation|
|PQRS 169||CABG- Antiplatelet medication prescribed at DC|
|PQRS 170||CABG- Beta blocker prescribed at DC|
|PQRS 171||CABG- Antilipid prescribed at DC|
|STS 1||CABG- Prolonged postoperative length of stay|
|STS 2||CABG- Short postoperative length of stay|
|STS 3||CABG + Valve Surgery- Prolonged postoperative length of stay|
|STS 4||CABG + Valve Surgery- Short postoperative length of stay|
|STS 5||Isolated Valve Surgery- Prolonged postoperative length of stay|
|STS 6||Isolated Valve Surgery- Short postoperative length of stay|
If you have questions, contact Donna McDonald, Senior Manager, STS National Database and Patient Safety, at dmcdonald [at] sts [dot] org or (312) 202-5842.
There are 3 ways to submit your consent form.
lmedek [at] sts [dot] org
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