Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Qualified Registry and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission Extended

This week, CMS announced that it will extend the deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), such as IRIS, and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until Friday, March 31, 2017, to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA. Likewise, the deadline is extended to March 31, 2017, for EPs to electronically report electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

Please note: The deadline for reporting via attestation and for submission of Meaningful Use objectives and measures for providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  

A complete list of 2016 data submission timeframes is below.

Deadline: March 13, 2017

eCQM reporting for hospitals: 1/3/17–3/13/17
CQM reporting via attestation: 1/3/17–3/13/17
Meaningful Use objectives and measures: 1/3/17–3/13/17

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Web Interface: 1/16/17–3/17/17

Deadline: March 31, 2017

EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III): 1/3/17–3/31/17
Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QRDA III): 1/3/17–3/31/17
Qualified Registries (Registry XML): 1/3/17–3/31/17
QCDRs (QCDR XML): 1/3/17–3/31/17
eCQM reporting for Eps: 1/3/17–3/31/17

For questions, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 or Qnetsupport@hcqis.org from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT. Complete information about PQRS is available at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/index.html.