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CMS Extends Deadline for PQRS Submission

Feb. 3, 2016

You now have a few more weeks to submit 2015 data for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

CMS has pushed back the deadline to submit 2015 data for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The new date is March 18, 2016, which is three weeks later than the original date of Feb. 26. 

AGA has made qualifying for PQRS easy through the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ (DHRP), which is a CMS-qualified clinical data registry that allows clinicians to use GI-based quality measures to demonstrate superior quality of care in the treatment of IBD, HCV and/or colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.

Failure to report data will be detrimental to your practice. But if you satisfactorily report data on quality measures for Medicare Part B covered professional services from 2015, you will avoid the negative 2 percent penalty cut in Medicare reimbursement in 2017.

Join us for a webinar 
The last of this season’s five scheduled webinars on DHRP will take place on Feb. 25 at noon ET. Be sure to participate if you’ve missed the others or want a refresher. Led by Ziad Gellad, MD, MPH, chair, AGA Quality Measures Committee, attendees will gain valuable insight topics such as reporting to PQRS using DHRP, costs, registration information and a program walk through. There is also time to ask any questions you may have at the end of the program.

Register for the webinar today.

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