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Physician & Practice Timeline®

The Timeline is a helpful summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements.

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Latest Updates

Reminder to Submit 2016 PQRS Data

Eligible Physicians are still required to submit their 2016 PQRS data through one of the following mechanisms – note the varying submission deadlines for each reporting mechanism:

  • QCDRs (submitting 2016 CQMs for dual participation in PQRS and EHR Incentive Program) and EHRs –February 28, 2017 submission deadline
  • GPRO Web Interface – March 17, 2017 submission deadline
  • QCDRs (XML only format) and other Qualified Registries – March 31, 2017 submission deadline

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CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary Available

A summary of the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule is now available. The rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services supplied under the Medicare PFS on or after January 1, 2017.

2015 Performance Scores Released on Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new quality data on Physician Compare, which includes 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) performance scores for group practices, individual physicians, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The release also includes non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) data for individual clinicians. CMS has also completed the initial, consumer-driven redesign phase of the Physician Compare website.

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