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Medicare Quality Reporting Programs: 2016 Physician Fee Schedule
Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time


During this MLN Connects® National Provider Call, find out how the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule impacts Medicare Quality Reporting Programs. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.


  • Program changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier), Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and Physician Compare
  • Final changes to PQRS and Value Modifier reporting criteria for 2016
  • Criteria for satisfactorily reporting to avoid a PQRS negative payment adjustment and an automatic Value Modifier downward payment adjustment in 2018
  • Moving toward the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models, based on the amendment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Target Audience: Physicians, Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare eligible professionals, therapists, medical group practices, practice managers, medical and specialty societies, payers, and insurers.

Call Materials:

Slide Presentation - Updated [PDF, 1MB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 19MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 557KB]

Post-Call Transcript Clarification [PDF, 140KB]

Continuing Education Credit Information:

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Designation Statements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU(s) for this program. CEU will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity. CEU credit for this course expires December 27, 2015.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit for this course expires December 27, 2015.

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