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2016 Physician Quality Reporting System

Note: 2016 was the last program year for PQRS. PQRS transitioned to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program. The final data submission timeframe for reporting 2016 PQRS quality data to avoid the 2018 PQRS downward payment adjustment was January through March 2017. The first MIPS performance period was January through December 2017. For more information, please visit the Quality Payment Program website.

2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Download Files

Please use this page to access all program year 2016 PQRS educational documentation, as it is the most accurate. For information about PQRS as it relates to previous program years, click on the relevant program year link in the left navigation bar. 2016 PQRS is applicable only to services furnished between January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

How to Get Started

Statute Regulations Program Instructions

Measures Codes

2016 Specialty Measure Sets

Registry Reporting

Electronic Reporting Using an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

CMS-Certified Survey Vendor

Qualified Clinical Data Registry Reporting

Web Interface

2016 Web Interface Supporting Documents

2016 Web Interface Measures Performance Rate Algorithms

2016 PQRS Web Interface Educational Demonstrations

2016 PQRS Web Interface Measures Educational Demonstrations

2016 EIDM for Web Interface Educational Demonstrations

2016 Web Interface Support Call Presentations and Transcripts

Analysis & Payment

Educational Resources