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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

Physician Compare Preview Period Now Open

The preview period for Physician Compare began on October 12, 2016, and ends November 11, 2016. The preview period provides clinicians and group practice representatives with an opportunity to preview their 2015 performance scores as they will appear on Physician Compare in late 2016. CMS has developed a guide to learn more about the Physician Compare preview period.

2015 PQRS Feedback Reports and QRURs Now Available for Informal Review

On September 26, CMS released the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports and Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) for calendar year 2015. These reports show 2015 program results for PQRS and Value Modifier programs and are now available for review to determine whether physicians are subject to the 2017 PQRS negative payment adjustment and the 2017 Value Modifier payment adjustment. Solo physicians and physician groups have through November 30, 2016, to submit an informal review if they believe they were assessed incorrectly.

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