October 01, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Patient Care Quality of Care
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services has extended the Physician Quality Reporting System Group Purchasing Reporting Option (GPRO) registration deadline until October 3, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT because of a glitch in the registration system. The deadline was originally supposed to be today, September 30, 2014.
The PQRS registration system can be accessed a https://portal.cms.gov. Group practices can register to participate in the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option in 2014 via Qualified PQRS Registry, EHR or web interface (for groups with 25 or more eligible professionals only).
In order to register, groups must have an approved IACS account and indicate and select their reporting method for the 12-month period. The 2014 PQRS data submission window will be in the first quarter of 2015. If you have questions about how to register or set up an IACS account please contact the QualityNet Help Desk (866) 288-8912 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. CST.
Please note: It is very important that practices do not wait until Friday to register for IACS accounts – they need to register now, as the turn-around time for approval is 24 hours.