I have heard thatQuality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) for 2015 have been released and that some practices are facing payment penalties for next year. What is a QRUR? How do I find out if I am going to be penalized?
Your question has a longer answer than this article allows. We will provide only a high-level response here. For more information, you can contact Physician Reimbursement Services directly and/or go to this section of the Medicare website.(Note: This is a landing page, with an overview of the program with links to more detailed data.)
The QRUR for 2015 was released in late September for all tax ID numbers (TIN) that had at least one eligible provider bill Medicare under the TIN in 2015.
Improving Practice Staff Performance – Essentials for Success
Written by Larry Kemp, FACHE
PRS Consulting works with numerous physicians and groups of all sizes and needs. We see first-hand how individual practices confront the reality of growing financial pressures while delivering quality care and services. While many practices are facing serious organizational and financial issues, there are those that are manging better - true survivors in today’s challenging environment. For those better performing practices we see consistent themes: Effective leadership, clear goals and consistent communication, and staff aligned to perform functions as an integrated team. Improving staff performance is critical to profitability, organization cohesiveness and ultimately future success. Physician practices have, in many ways, the opportunity and ability to manage their future.