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How to Register for the 2016 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option Call
Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

When:   Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Time:     3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

This call gives a walkthrough of the Physician Value - Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System, an application that serves the PQRS and Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier) programs. Learn how to meet the satisfactory reporting criteria through the PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO), avoid the CY 2018 PQRS payment adjustment, and CY 2018 Value Modifier automatic downward payment adjustment. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

The PV-PQRS Registration System is open through June 30 for groups to select a GPRO reporting mechanism. See the PQRS GPRO Registration webpage for more information.


  • PQRS and Value Modifier: Incentives and adjustments for CY 2018
  • 2016 PQRS reporting criteria for group practices reporting via the GPRO, including the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS survey  
  • How to obtain an Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account
  • How to register for the PQRS GPRO in the PV-PQRS Registration System
  • Where to call for help and resources

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

Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 1MB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 19MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 316KB]

Continuing Education Credit Information:

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Designation Statements

IACET 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 May 22, 2016.

ACCME The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit for this course expires May 22, 2016.

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