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CMS releases PQRS deadline tracking tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new tool for eligible professionals (EPs) participating in PQRS. The tool is designed to help EPs meet deadlines from 2014 through 2016.

Here is the full message form CMS:

Use New PQRS Interactive Timeline to Prepare for Upcoming Milestones

If you are an eligible professional or group practice participating in PQRS, CMS wants to make sure you are prepared for the many important program milestones that are approaching. To help you navigate these program deadlines, CMS has released a new PQRS interactive timeline that will help you identify key program dates for PQRS between 2014 and 2016, and direct you to related resources.

Some important dates to remember for this year include:

February 28, 2014

• Last day to submit 2013 PQRS data through the EHR reporting methods

• Last day to submit 2013 clinical quality measures (CQMs) for the PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot Reporting Program

• Last day that 2013 claims will be processed to be counted for 2013 PQRS reporting

• Last day that eligible professionals who participated in the 2012 PQRS program can request an informal review of their 2012 PQRS results

March 21, 2014

• Last day for groups to submit 2013 data through the GPRO Web Interface

March 31, 2014

• Last day to submit 2013 PQRS data through the registry reporting method

• Last day for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program entities to submit 2013 quality data

• Last day for Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) to submit measure information for 2014 participation

September 30, 2014

• Last day for groups to register to participate in the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) for the 2014 PQRS program year via Web Interface, registry, EHR reporting, or CAHPS reporting methods

November 1, 2014

• Eligible professionals who participated in the 2013 PQRS program can begin requesting an informal review of their 2013 PQRS results

December 31, 2014

• Reporting for the 2014 PQRS program year ends for both group practices and individuals

Want to learn more about PQRS?
You can find the interactive timeline, along with other helpful information, on the Resources page of the CMS PQRS website.

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