January 15, 2016

Deadlines Set for PQRS Data Submission

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the timeframes for reporting 2015 Physician Quality Report System Data.

With the exception of data for the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry, which was due by December 31, 2015, radiologists are required to file quality data for the ACR Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by January 31.

The review and attestation to the accuracy of data submitted for the 2015 reporting year must be filed by February 19. PQRS reporting fees must be paid by February 29, and the College must provide CMS with specified quality measure reporting and performance data from National Radiology Data Registry QCDR by March 31.

Deadlines vary for qualified registries to submit their data to CMS, however. They are advised to check with their traditional registry vendors to identify relevant submission dates. The ACR is a partner with PQRSwizard qualified registry. Their deadline is February 26.