Clinical Social Work Practice Tools:
PQRS & Measurement


Practice Perspectives - PQRS 2015 Frequently Asked Questions By Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Apr 01, 2015

To help clinical social workers in private practice understand how the PQRS program works, NASW has compiled a list of frequently asked questions by its members from phone calls, emails, and “An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers.”

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Practice Perspectives - What's New In PQRS 2015 For Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Apr 01, 2015

Since 2007, clinical social workers have been reporting the Physical Quality Reporting System (PQRS) which identifies measures used to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Because PQRS changes each year, clinical social workers should carefully review the reporting criteria for updates each reporting period.

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Practice Alert - 2015 Medicare Penalties For PQRS

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Jan 14, 2015

In December 2014, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers may have received letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which informed them of a penalty in 2015 for not using the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2013. PQRS was established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA). It is a voluntary quality reporting program for Medicare which was first implemented during the period of July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

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Practice Perspectives - Reporting Requirements For PQRS 2015 For Individual Measures Used By Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Jan 01, 2015

This document discusses individual PQRS measures used by clinical social workers in solo practice and those who are in a group practice who have individual National Provider Identification (NPI) numbers and retain their billing rights. It also includes small group practices that employ clinical social workers who are rendering providers and have reassigned their billing rights to the group practice.

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Practice Perspectives - PQRS Frequently Asked Questions By Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Jun 01, 2014

During 2014, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers should demonstrate quality care by reporting the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or receive a two percent penalty in 2016 for not using PQRS. The penalty increases each year PQRS is not used. PQRS identifies measures that may be used by clinical social workers to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

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Practice Perspectives - Using Medicare PQRS 2014 Individual Measures In Clinical Practice

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Mar 01, 2014

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 identifies clinical social workers as eligible professionals to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Participating in PQRS 2014 increases clinical social workers’ practice revenue by .5 percent. In addition, successful reporting of PQRS allows clinical social workers to avoid a two percent penalty in 2016 for not using measures in 2014.

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