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 is January through December 2017. For more information, please visit the Quality Payment Program website.
2016-2018 PQRS Timeline (01-02-2018)
The revised PQRS timeline document includes all important milestones that remain in the final year of the PQRS program. To view the document, go to the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System webpage.
National Provider Call - PQRS: Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for PY 2016 Results Call (10-10-2017)
The transcript and audio recording from the September 26, 2017 National Provider Call are now available. Please see the CMS Sponsored Calls webpage.
2016 PQRS Feedback Report Resources Sheet (10-10-2017)
CMS has released the "2016 PQRS Feedback Report Resources Sheet", which can be found on the PQRS Analysis and Payment webpage.
Access 2016 PQRS Feedback Reports and Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (9-20-2017)
CMS has released a listserv announcing the availability of the 2016 PQRS feedback reports and 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Report (QRURs). Access and review your reports now.
2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Downward Payment Adjustment Notification (9-20-2017)
2016 PQRS Feedback Reports Are Now Available (9-18-2017)
CMS has issued 2016 PQRS feedback reports and developed the following resources to help you access and interpret your 2018 payment adjustment results. Visit the PQRS Analysis and Payment webpage to view the following documents:
- "Quick Reference Guide for Accessing 2016 PQRS Feedback Reports"
- "Quick Access Guide for the 2016 PQRS Feedback Reports"
- "2016 PQRS Feedback Report User Guide"
- "2016 PQRS: 2018 PQRS Downward Payment Adjustment - Informal Review Made Simple"
To learn more about the 2018 payment adjustment, view the "2018 PQRS Payment Adjustment Resource Document" on the PQRS Payment Adjustment information webpage.
New Resource Available for PQRS to MIPS Transition (7-11-2017)
The new Transitioning from the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Resource Document includes key activities and corresponding dates for 2017-2019 for both MIPS and PQRS. To view this resource, visit the PQRS homepage.
2015 Reporting Experience, Including Trends (2007-2016), Physician Quality Reporting System (6-09-2017)
CMS has released the "2015 Reporting Experience, Including Trends (2007-2016), Physician Quality Reporting System", which can be found on the PQRS Analysis and Payment webpage. This document is commonly referred to as the PQRS Experience Report.
2015-2018 PQRS Timeline (2-27-2017)
This revised PQRS timeline document includes the updated 2016 EHR data submission deadline. To view the document, go to the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System webpage.
ICD-10 Code Updates (1-09-2017)
CMS has released frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the ICD-10-CM code updates that impact PQRS quality reporting. The FAQ document is located on the PQRS ICD-10 Section webpage.
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