The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program ended on December 31, 2018, and CMS is retiring the website on March 29, 2019. As all of the posted resources currently on the website will no longer be available after March 29, 2019, it is advisable to download or read any educational materials on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) website before it retires.
The final performance period for the Value Modifier and PQRS programs was in 2016 with the final payment adjustment year in 2018. The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the new Quality Payment Program replaced the Value Modifier and PQRS programs. The first MIPS performance period was January through December 2017. F
- Physician Quality Reporting System: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/index.html
- Quality Payment Program: https://qpp.cms.gov/