The eRX Incentive can be reported to Medicare via two methods– claims-based reporting or through the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS – formerly PQRI) Registry:
* Claims-Based: Providers/billers add the applicable e-Prescribing code to their claims during 2011
o For 10 unique encounters before June 30, 2011 to avoid the potential penalty in 2012, AND
o For 15 more unique encounters before December 31, 2011 – for a total of 25 encounters during 2011 to potentially earn the 2011 incentive payment ofers the e-Prescribing Measure #125 prompt within our Claims-Based feature.
* Registry: this is pursuing qualification to include the e-prescribing measure in eCW PQRS Registry reporting for 2011. This process with CMS will not be complete until late Summer 2011, and CMS plans to publish the list of qualified Registries sometime in the fall. Since it will not be known if eClinicalWorks has qualified until later in the year, we strongly suggest that clients submit the e-prescribing measures on claims – especially since they must submit those first 10 on claims before June 30, 2011 to avoid the 2012 penalty.