CMS BULLETIN, October 11, 2013 — Providers across the United States are participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. PQRS is a reporting program that uses incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information. Incentive payments for PQRS continue through the 2014 program year, and payment adjustments begin in 2015, and are based on 2013 reporting.

October 15, 2013 marks a major deadline for the PQRS program. This day is the:

Providers can register to participate in GPRO and elect administrative claims-based reporting during the government shutdown.

Helpful resources

To learn more about PQRS and how to avoid the 2015 PQRS payment adjustment, providers can review these helpful resources:

Source: CMS