The informal review period for the 2016 Value Modifier is now open through November 23, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. The 2014 annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) are now available for every group practice and solo practitioner nationwide. The QRURs show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2014 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the Value Modifier. For groups with 10 or more eligible professionals that are subject to the 2016 Value Modifier, the QRUR shows how the Value Modifier will apply to physician payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2016. For smaller groups and solo practitioners, the QRUR is for informational purposes only.
For groups with 10 or more eligible professionals, CMS has established an informal review period to request a correction of a perceived error in their 2016 Value Modifier calculation. These groups may request an informal review of their 2016 Value Modifier determination through November 23, 2015. Information on how to request this informal review can be found on the 2014 QRUR website  and through the QRUR help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 888-734-6433.