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Learn How to Access 2015 U.S. CMS Reports with an Enterprise Identity Management Account

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  
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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)has sent out a series of messages regarding the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback reports and 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs), and what to do to prepare to access them. The PQRS feedback reports depict your program year 2015 PQRS reporting results, including payment adjustment assessment for calendar year 2017. The 2015 Annual QRURs show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2015 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2017 Value Modifier. Both reports will be available early fall.

Prepare now by either signing up for an Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account or ensuring that your existing account is active. EIDM accounts are required for participants to obtain 2015 PQRS feedback reports and 2015 Annual QRURs. The same EIDM account can be used to access both reports. To register for an EIDM account, visit the CMS Enterprise Portal and click “New User Registration” under “Login to CMS Secure Portal.” For additional resources, you may also view the EIDM Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) located on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal. You may access these from the middle of the webpage, under the “sign in” button. These QRGs contain step-by-step instructions for requesting an EIDM account.

Once you have an EIDM account, you will have to select the appropriate user roles in order to access your PQRS feedback reports and 2015 Annual QRUR:

Individual Roles: The individual roles are available to eligible professionals (EPs) or representatives of an EP that is a sole proprietor and is paid under a Tax Identification Number (TIN)/National Provider Identifier (NPI) for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). For this situation, this would be the only EP billing MPFS under this TIN/Social Security Number (SSN). The 2 roles are:

  1. Individual Practitioner – The first role requested for a TIN. Allows the user to approve other role requests and access PQRS feedback reports and QRURs based on the TIN for which the role was requested.
  2. Individual Practitioner Representative – Allows users access to PQRS feedback reports and QRURs based on the TIN for which the role was requested.

Group Roles: The group roles are available to EPs or representatives of a TIN that have 2 or more providers receiving MPFS payments under the TIN. These roles are not limited to those TINs that are participating as PQRS group practice but would also include TINs where the EPs under the TIN are reporting individually. The 2 roles are:

  1. Security Official – The first role requested for a TIN. Allows the user to approve other role requests and access PQRS feedback reports and QRURs based on the TIN for which the role was requested.
  2. Group Representative – Allows users access to PQRS feedback reports and QRURs based on the TIN for which the role was requested.

Note: For those participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), the role requests would be made for each individual TIN under the ACO.

For additional assistance regarding EIDM, contact the CMS QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715- 6222) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or via email at qnetsupport@hcqis.org. To avoid security violations, please do not include personal identifying information such as Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number in email inquiries to the QualityNet Help Desk.

Information about the 2015 Annual QRURs is available at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeedbackProgram/2015-QRUR.html.


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