Dannemiller CME: Unraveling Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)


(This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ )


2014 is the last year to qualify for an incentive to report quality measures to Medicare. Who can afford not to accept an extra half percent bonus on all of your Medicare payments? Half percent, not that big a difference? If you don’t participate?   Physicians suffer a 1.5% penalty. All of a sudden that half percent turns into a 2% swing resulting in a 3 – 5 thousand dollar loss per physician for most practices. Is the PQRS program more trouble than it is worth?   


This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify who is eligible for 2014 incentives.
  • Recognize how to avoid future penalties.
  • Identify the best method for enrolling in the program.
  • Identify the most time efficient and successful reporting method.
  • Use your incentive and avoid future financial penalties.

The video tutorial is divided into  20 - 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (43:22)

Estimated time to complete the module and post-test     1 hour

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