Reminder: It’s Time to Submit Your 2015 PQRS Reporting Data

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data submission timeframes below:

•  EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III): Jan. 1, 2016 – Feb. 29, 2016 
•  Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QRDA III): Jan. 1, 2016 – Feb. 29, 2016
•  Group Practice Reporting Option Web Interface: Jan. 18, 2016 – March 15, 2016
•  Qualified Registries (Registry XML): Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016
•  QCDRs (QCDR XML): Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016

An Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with the “submitter role” is required for the above PQRS data submission methods. In addition, February 26, 2016, is the last day claims will be processed to be counted for PQRS reporting to determine the 2017 payment adjustment if you are reporting PQRS via claims. Eligible professionals who do not satisfactorily report quality measure data to meet the 2015 PQRS requirements will be subject to a 2 percent negative payment adjustment on all Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services rendered in 2017. 

If you have questions regarding your PQRS data submission, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 orQnetsupport@hcqis.org.