The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it is hosting a free Medicare Learning Network Connects national provider call to provide an overview of changes to the physician quality reporting programs as per the 2015 physician fee schedule final rule.

The call is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 1:30-3 p.m. ET.

Changes to be addressed include those made to the physician quality reporting system (PQRS), value-based payment modifier, physician compare, electronic health record (EHR) incentive program, comprehensive primary care initiative and Medicare shared savings program.

PQRS topics covered will include changes to reporting mechanisms, individual measures and measures groups for inclusion in 2015, criteria for satisfactory reporting under claims-based reporting, qualified registry-based reporting and EHR-based reporting options.

CMS states this presentation will cover satisfactory participation under the qualified clinical data registry option to avoid future payment adjustments and requirements for eligible professionals wanting to report one time across several Medicare quality reporting programs.

Attendees will also learn how CMS continues to phase in and expand the application of the value-based payment modifier in 2017, based on performance in 2015. CMS will also describe how the value-based payment modifier aligns with the reporting requirements under the PQRS.

A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

To register, click here. Register early as space may be limited.