PQRS 2016

It is not too late to participate in PQRS for 2016. Because Kalix is a Qualified PQRS Registry, you have until March 17 2017 to submit your last year's data. 

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a quality reporting program by Medicare. PQRS applies to all RDs and other eligible professionals that receive payments under Medicare Part B via CMS 1500 claim forms. 

Please reply to this email if you are interested in participating.

PQRS 2016 Submission Due Date

Kalix's submission due date for PQRS 2016 is March 17 2017. For all those participating, I strongly recommend scheduling a free one-on-one review session with me prior to data submission, to prevent any last minute problems. 

PQRS 2017

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) ended in December 2016 and was replaced by Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While MIPS has many similar aspects to PQRS, it a new system combining three different quality programs: Meaningful Use, PQRS, and Value-Based Payment Modifier programs. 

As a brand new program, MIPS has new eligible criteria. At least for 2017 and 2018, dietitians (RDs) are not considered eligible, click here for further details. Medicare has indicated that providers belonging to non-eligible professions can voluntarily participate this year and next. We encourage and support everyone's participation. 

At Kalix, we are dedicated to ensuring our program meets all Medicare's requirements for the future. We have made the decision to retire our PQRS Registry feature for this year (2017), so that we can concentrate on other new features and functionalities like Telehealth. Participation in the Quality component of MIPS can still be achieved for 2017 via Kalix's claims and billing functionality.

IFNA Forms Now Available

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) Forms are now available as part of Kalix's extensive Template Library. Automate your intake process with Kalix using HIPAA compliant online forms. Please contact us for more details. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require further info about anything.

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