New Fact Sheet Available on How to Avoid the 2016 PQRS Payment Adjustment

CMS logoAre you an eligible professional or part of a group practice participating in PQRS this year? If so, you must satisfactorily report data on quality measures during 2014 to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment.

Review the new fact sheet for guidance on how to avoid the 2016 PQRS Payment Adjustment.

Avoid the 2016 Payment Adjustment
You can avoid the 2016 payment adjustment by meeting one of the following criteria during the one-year 2014 reporting period (January 1–December 31):

If Participating as an Individual Eligible Professional

  • Meet the criteria for satisfactory reporting adopted for the 2014 PQRS incentive. 


If Participating as a Group Practice

  • Meet the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) requirements for satisfactory reporting.


  • Participate in PQRS via qualified registry reporting and report at least three measures covering one NQS domain for at least 50 percent of your group practice’s Medicare Part B FFS patients.

Want more information about PQRS?
Please visit the CMS PQRS website:

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