CMS is expected to release the 2016 PQRS Feedback Reports and Value Modifier Quality and Resource Use Reports within the next few weeks. These reports will provide details about group practice or individual clinician 2016 reporting results including any penalties or upward adjustments, which would impact Medicare Part B payments beginning Jan. 1, 2018. If there are concerns any penalties are unwarranted, a physician or designated practice official such as an administrator will have approximately 60 days from the release of the reports to appeal the penalty determination, after which point penalties cannot be reversed, even if they are found to be assessed in error. MGMA encourages practice leaders to avoid delays in accessing reports by verifying your Enterprise Identity Management account today. Learn more here.
CMS will host an educational call to review how to access the PQRS Feedback Reports and to answer questions from stakeholders on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM ET.