PQRS Program Milestones

Physician Quality Reporting System Important Dates

Providers considered eligible and able to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) may be subject to a payment adjustment beginning in 2015. Eligible professionals (EPs) that do not report data on quality measures for covered professional services during the 2013 program year will be subject to a 1.5% payment adjustment beginning in 2015.

Below are important dates to guide successful participation in PQRS.

October 15, 2013

December 31, 2013

February 28, 2014

  • Milestones:
    • Last day to submit 2013 PQRS data through some reporting methods (deadline for submission of PQRS data varies by reporting method, but all methods require data to be submitted by end of first quarter in 2014)
    • Last day to submit CQMs for the PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot Reporting Pilot Program
    • Last day that 2013 claims will be processed to be counted for PQRS reporting
  • Helpful Resources:

For more information about PQRS, visit the CMS PQRS website. You can also learn about other eHealth initiatives at CMS by visiting the CMS eHealth website.