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CMS Sponsored Calls

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.

CMS sponsors a series of calls to help providers with their PQRS participation. Learn more about these conference calls and how to join.

National Provider Calls

MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls (MLN Connects Calls) are educational conference calls conducted for the Medicare provider and supplier community that educate and inform participants about new policies and/or changes to the Medicare program. MLN Connects is a part of the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN)*.

To register for future calls: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early. Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. ET on the day of the call or when available space has been filled. Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain MLN Connects Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Information web page to learn more.

To receive notification of upcoming MLN Connects Calls: Subscribe to the listserv and the weekly MLN Connects Provider eNews for the latest Medicare program information, MLN Connects Call announcements, other event announcements, claims and pricer information, and MLN educational product updates.

eHealth Provider Webinars

CMS holds a series of eHealth webinars to educate the health care community about the eHealth programs and resources available. Representatives from each of the eHealth initiatives will present on their program and then offer a Q&A session to participants.

Visit the eHealth Resources page to register for upcoming calls and view materials from past calls, and to subscribe to the eHealth listserv to be notified about upcoming events.

*The Medicare Learning Network® and MLN Connects® are registered trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Previous Calls

1. PQRS: Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for PY 2016 Results – September 26, 2017 National Provider Call

2. Medicare Quality Programs: Transitioning from PQRS to MIPS - January 24, 2017 National Provider Call

3. How to Report Across 2016 Medicare Quality Programs - November 1, 2016 National Provider Call

4. PQRS Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for Program Year 2015 Results- August 10, 2016 National Provider Call

5. How to Register for the 2016 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option - May 4, 2016 National Provider Call

6. 2016 PQRS Reporting: Avoiding 2018 Negative Payment Adjustments - April 21, 2016 National Provider Call

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