Physician Quality Reporting System (formerly PQRI)

2014 STS Physician Quality Reporting System Registry Submission(formerly PQRI)

>>>>THE DEADLINE FOR 2014 PQRS CONSENTS HAS PASSED.<<<<

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

PQRS Measure Specifications

STS Measure Specifications

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.

Email:
lmedek [at] sts [dot] org

Fax:
312-202-5867

Mail:
STS
633 N. St. Clair St. Floor 23
Chicago, IL 60611-3658

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