The AAFP article starts with “A deadline is fast approaching that some family physicians literally can’t afford to miss.” I mean that is funny in itself. Just the fact that the AAFP is warning docs to quickly jump more hurdles before getting screwed is symbolic of its whole purpose nowadays. The article tries to make sense out of the alphabet soup but it basically ends up as vomit. Anybody think the following is important? Or even know what it means?
- Value-based Payment Modifier (VBPM)
- Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs)
- Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
Does any of the above truly improve patient care? Has that been proven? Nope. But remember, you have until Nov. 9 to submit a request for an informal review of their practice stats. LOL. Not me.