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Q13513 - HOWTO: Setting up OfficeMate for PQRS

To set up OfficeMate or OfficeMate Enterprise to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), you must first designate the PQRS diagnosis codes and then designate the Level II procedure codes. To set up PQRS reporting, perform the following steps:

Designate the Qualifying Diagnosis Codes 

  1. From the OfficeMate or Administration/Home Office main window, click Setup.
  2. Select Customization (OfficeMate v8 and below and OfficeMate Enterprise 1.0 users) or select Third Party Setup (OfficeMate Enterprise 2.0 and OfficeMate v9 and above users).
  3. Click the Diagnosis Codes tab.
  4. Select the diagnosis code from the list on the left.
  5. Select the PQRI (Voluntary) check box.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each qualifying diagnosis code.
  7. Click OK when you are finished.

Designate the Level II Procedure Codes

Review the most recent list of level II procedure codes, and review the level II procedure codes in OfficeMate. To add any new level II procedure codes, follow the instructions below:

  1. From the Customization (OfficeMate v8 and below and OfficeMate Enterprise 1.0 users) or Third Party Setup (OfficeMate Enterprise 2.0 and OfficeMate v9 and above users) window, select the Procedure Codes tab.
  2. Select the procedure code from the list on the left.
  3. Select the Level II CPT Codes check box.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each qualifying procedure code.
  5. Click OK when you are finished.

When you use a PQRS diagnosis code on a fee slip, also include a Level II CPT code. If you would like OfficeMate to remind you to select the Level II CPT code, perform the following steps:

  1. From the OfficeMate or Administration/Home Office main window, click Setup.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click the Finance tab.
  4. Select the Yes radio button for Display reminder for level II codes.
  5. Click OK when you are finished.

Note: The PQRS (level II CPT code) should be billed to the insurance with a $0.00 fee on the fee slip.

Create Services for Level II Procedure Codes

Before you can record the new level II procedure codes on fee slips, you must create new services to which you want to link the new level II procedure codes in the Products window and select the appropriate new level II procedure code from the CPT/HCPCS Code drop-down menu. For information on creating new services, refer to the "Maintaining Product & Service Information" chapter of the OfficeMate User's Guide or OfficeMate Administration/Home Office User's Guide.

Automate PQRS

To automatically apply PQRS codes on exams in ExamWRITER for patients who use a specific primary insurance carrier, follow the instructions below:

  1. From the Business Names/Insurance tab (OfficeMate v8 and below and OfficeMate Enterprise 1.0 users) or Insurance Billing Initial Setup window (OfficeMate Enterprise 2.0 and OfficeMate v9 and above users), select an insurance carrier.
  2. Select Auto populate PQRI coding (OfficeMate v8 and below and OfficeMate Enterprise 1.0 users) or click the Preferences tab and select Automate PQRI (OfficeMate Enterprise 2.0 and OfficeMate v9 and above users).
  3. Click OK or Save.
  4. Open the Patient Demographics window and click the Insurance tab.
  5. Assign the insurance carrier that you set up for PQRS automation in steps 1-3 above to the patient as the patient’s primary insurance carrier.
  6. Click OK.

For more information on PQRS, refer to the related article below.

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