February 17, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Electronic Health Records Practice Management
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline to submit 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data using the electronic health records (EHR) reporting mechanism. Providers now have until March 13, 2017, to submit 2016 PQRS EHR data. This extension applies only to the EHR reporting mechanism. For more details, see the CMS "PQRS Reporting using EHR Made Simple" guide.
Eligible providers who do not report 2016 PQRS quality measure data will be subject to a negative payment adjustment on all Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services rendered in 2018.
For questions, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on PQRS, see the California Medical Association (CMA) guide, "Getting Started with the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System," available free to members in the CMA resource library.