2013 & 2014 PQRS Individual Quality Measures

The 2013 PQRS includes 28 individual quality measures for claims and registry-based reporting that are most applicable to an otolaryngology practice. However, every practice should decide which of the PQRS measures are most applicable to their practice by reviewing the entire list of measures. Links to these measures are provided below. To view the 2013 and 2014 PQRS measure specifications manuals (.pdf), choose the link below:

2013

2014

Measure Changes for 2013
Note: The deadline to report 2013 PQRS data is February 28, 2014. Those utilizing the PQRSwizard will have until March 13, 2014 to report 2013 data.

Added:  Measure #321: Participation by a Hospital, Physician or Other Clinician in a Systematic Clinical Database Registry that Includes Consensus Endorsed Quality

Dropped: 
Measure #47: Advance Care Plan
Measure #92: Acute Otitis Externa (AOE): Pain Assessment
Measure #124: Adoption/Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Measure Changes for 2014

Added: Measure #331: Adult Sinusitis: Antibiotic Prescribed for Acute Sinusitis (Appropriate Use)

Measure #332: Adult Sinusitis: Appropriate Choice of Antibiotic: Amoxicillin Prescribed for Patients with Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (Appropriate Use)

Measure #333: Adult Sinusitis: Computerized Tomography for Acute Sinusitis (Overuse)

Measure #334: Adult Sinusitis: More than 1 Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan Within 90 Days for Chronic Sinusitis (Overuse)

Retired Measures and Modifications to Reporting Options for 2014 (may or may not currently be reported by Otolaryngologists): 

Retired Measures:

Functional Communication measures # 209-216

Measure #237: Hypertension (HTN) Blood Pressure Management

Measure #244: Hypertension:  Blood Pressure Management

Measure #308: Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation, Medical Assistance: a. Advising Smokers and Tobacco Users to Quit, b. Discussing Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Medications, c. Discussing Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Strategies

Measure #321: Participation by a Hospital, Physician or Other Clinician in a Systematic Clinical Database Registry that Includes Consensus Endorsed Quality

Modifications to reporting options for 2014:

Measure #53: Asthma: Pharmacologic Therapy for Persistent Asthma – Ambulatory Care Setting (Claims Reporting Option Removed)

Measure #64: Asthma: Assessment of Asthma Control – Ambulatory Care Setting (Claims and EHR Reporting Options Removed)

Measure #66: Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis (Claims Reporting Option Removed)

Measure #116: Avoidance of Antibiotic Treatment in Adults with Acute Bronchitis (Claims Reporting Option Removed)

Measure #130: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record (EHR Reporting Option Added)

Measure #143: Oncology: Medical and Radiation – Pain Intensity Quantified (EHR Reporting Option Added)

View PQRS Measures Groups


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Testing Children for Pharyngitis Measure
 
 

Updated 1/23/2014