Submission Extension for EPs Participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR: March 20

CMS announced that the submission deadlines for some Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting methods have been extended to March 20, 2015 at 8pm ET:

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Direct or Data Submission Vendor that is certified EHR technology (CEHRT)
  • Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) (using QRDA III format) reporting for PQRS and the clinical quality measure component of meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program

All other submission timeframes for other PQRS reporting methods remain the same. An Individuals Authorized Access to CMS Computer Services (IACS) account with the “PQRS Submitter Role” is required for these PQRS data submission methods. Please see the IACS Quick Reference Guides for specifics.

PQRS provides an incentive payment to individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices that satisfactorily participate or satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services. Additionally, those who do not meet the 2014 PQRS reporting requirements will be subject to a negative payment adjustment on all Medicare Part B PFS services rendered in 2016.

For questions, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912 or via email at Qnetsupport@hcqis.org from 7am to 7pm CT. Complete information about PQRS is available on the PQRS website.