2016 PQRS Data Submission Deadline for EHR Reporting Mechanism Extended to March 31

March 15, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the data submission deadline for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting mechanism of the 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA.

To submit your PQRS data, please visit the CMS Quality Reporting Portal.  In order to submit your PQRS data, EPs will need the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with the “Submitter Role”. Please see the CMS EIDM System Toolkit for additional information.

EPs who do not satisfactorily report 2016 quality data will be subject to a downward PQRS payment adjustment on all Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services in 2018.

Please contact the CMS QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Time) or Qnetsupport@hcqis.org with any questions. Complete information about PQRS is available at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/index.html.