Is the qualified registry to which I submit data required to use Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measure specifications?
When submitting data on behalf of the EP or group practice for 2016 and reporting by measures groups, the registry must include all measures within the selected measures group. A majority of patients (11 out of 20) must be Medicare Part B FFS patients. Measures groups containing a measure with a 0% performance rate will not be counted. Registries should judiciously use the 8P reporting modifier. The Measures Groups Specifications are different than the individual measure specifications, so please ensure the correct specifications for measures groups are referenced (see PQRS Measures Codes webpage).