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As of January 1st, 2017, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) ended and gave way to the Quality category under the new Quality Payment Program. Attestation for PQRS was accepted until March 31st, 2017. Any penalty or payment incurred under that program will be in effect throughout 2018. At this time, the 2016 reporting penalties will be put into action, where applicable, and reporting stats will be released.
Recently, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the statistics for the 2015 PQRS reporting year, commonly referred to as the PQRS Experience Report. Most notably outlined in this report are the participation rates under this particular reporting system. These rates were up 14% in 2015 in comparison to the 2014 reporting year.
In this report, you will also find past eligibility, participation information, and historical incentives and adjustments. Are interested in learning more about the performance of your peers? You can also find a breakdown of performance by both specialty and state.
2015 PQRS Experience Report
To view the full 2015 PQRS Experience Report, you must access the PQRS Analysis and Payment webpage and have an Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM) account. If you are not yet set up with an EIDM account, your New User Registration can be completed here. The EIDM system provides a way for business partners to apply for, obtain approval for, and receive a single user ID for accessing multiple CMS applications, including feedback reports. This site can also be used to find CMS Forms, the Medicare Coverage Database and keep you up to date on News and Updates from CMS.
If you have questions regarding PQRS and related topics, including reporting requirements, downward payment adjustments, feedback reports, and the Enterprise Identity Data Management System (EIDM), the QualityNet Help Desk can be contacted at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY: 1-877-715-6222) Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM CST.
For more information on the new Quality category requirements under the QPP, visit the QPP website.