PQRS Deadlines Approaching

January 28, 2016

PQRS Corner

Four Weeks to Go

If you're planning to submit your 2015 PQRS data via EHR (direct or data submission vendor) or a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), the deadline is February 29 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

Other key reporting deadlines:

  • March 11 for GPRO Web Interface
  • March 31 for Qualified registries (Registry XML) & QCDR (QCDR XML)

Description: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/9342ca2167afd1d7acac84254/images/089d0403-5171-4ebe-8b87-d6a8ec2a68c4.jpgNot reporting your 2015 PQRS data will result in an automatic -2.0% PQRS payment adjustment to your Medicare Part B payments in 2017.

It will also trigger an additional -2.0% Value Modifier (VM) payment adjustment to your 2017 Medicare payments. Check out the free CSMS on-demand webinar (PQRS: What You Need to Know in 2016) to learn about reporting options.

An Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account  is required for these PQRS data submission methods. 

Questions? Contact the QualityNet Help Desk 7 am – 7 pm Central Time:  1-866-288-8912 or Qnetsupport@hcqis.org.

Test QRDA l Release 2 and QRDA III Release 1 Files

The Submission Engine Validation Tool (SEVT) located on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal has been updated. Updates include changes to the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I, Release 2 and electronic health record (EHR) QRDA Category 3, Release 1 requirements for 2015 submission. If you have previously tested QRDA Category 3 files, CMS highly encourages that you retest your files prior to the submission period. Check out the PQRS SEVT User Guide for details.