CMS Deadline Approaching for the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Data Submission

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind you that the 2015 PQRS data submission deadlines are as follows:

  • EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III) – 3/11/16
  • Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) (QRDA III) – 3/11/16
  • Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) Web Interface3/11/16
  • Qualified Registries (Registry XML) – 3/31/16
  • QCDRs (QCDR XML) – 3/31/16

For each deadline listed above, the submission ends at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). CMS encourages organizations to submit data well in advance of 8:00 p.m. ET to ensure it is fully submitted before the submission period closes.

An Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with the “Submitter Role” is required for these PQRS data submission methods. For additional information, please review the EIDM System Toolkit.

Eligible professionals who do not satisfactorily report quality measure data to meet the 2015 PQRS requirements will be subject to a negative PQRS payment adjustment on all Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services rendered in 2017.

For questions, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time or via e-mail at Qnetsupport@hcqis.org. Complete information about PQRS is available at .