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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.

Upcoming changes to the Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals Quality Reporting Portal (Portal) (03-20-2018)

Due to the transition of the PQRS program to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program, the following resources will no longer be available on the “Communication Support Page” section of the Portal:

In addition to those changes, the Feedback Report Viewer will be removed from the QualityNet Secure Portal. Providers still in need of a TIN or NPI report may contact the QualityNet Help Desk, Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Time (CT).

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)

CMS has released a listserv announcing downward payment adjustment information and informal review instructions.

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.

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