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CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

February 6, 2017

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 13, 2017 to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA. The original submission deadline was February 28, 2017.

A complete list of 2016 data submission timeframes is below:
March 13, 2017 deadlines:
• EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III) – 1/3/17 - 3/13/17
• Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QRDA III) – 1/3/17 - 3/13/17

March 17, 2017 deadline:
• Web Interface – 1/16/17 - 3/17/17

March 31, 2017 deadlines:
• Qualified Registries (Registry XML) – 1/3/17 - 3/31/17
• QCDRs (QCDR XML) – 1/3/17 - 3/31/17

Submission ends at 7:00 p.m. CT on the end date listed. An Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with the “Submitter Role” is required for these PQRS data submission methods. Please see the EIDM System Toolkit for additional information.

EPs who do not satisfactorily report 2016 quality measure data to meet the PQRS requirements will be subject to a downward PQRS payment adjustment on all Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services rendered in 2018.

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