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Feb 15, 2016

Deadline Extended for PQRS Submission and Attestation for Meaningful Use

IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions

CMS announced that they are extending the deadlines for the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission AND the Attestation deadline for EHR Incentive Programs(Meaningful Use) to Friday, March 11, 2016. This is a two-week extension past the original deadline of February 29th. All submissions must be completed before 8:00 pm ET on March 11th for the PQRS submission and before 11:59 pm ET on March 11th for the EHR Incentive Programs.

PQRS: The time frames for submissions of 2015 data for PQRS are:

  • EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III) - 1/1/16 - 3/11/16
  • Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QRDA III) - 1/1/16 - 3/11/16
  • Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) Web Interface - 1/18/16 - 3/11/16
  • Qualified Registries (Registry XML)  - 1/1/16 - 3/31/16
  • QCDRs (QCDR XML) - 1/1/16 - 3/31/16

Please also note that CMS has scheduled maintenance on their sites from Friday, 2/26 beginning at 8:00 pm ET until Monday, 2/29 at 6:00 am ET. The portals for submitting data may be unavailable at that time.

For questions directly to CMS on PQRS, you can call 1-866-288-8912 or contact via email at Qnetsupport@hcqis.org. The help desk is open from 7 am - 7 pm CST.

ATTESTATION: To attest to the EHR Incentive Programs in 2015:

  • Eligible Professionals may select an EHR reporting period of any continuous 90 days from January 1, 2015 (the start of the 2015 calendar year) through December 31, 2015.
  • Eligible Hospitals/Critical Access Hospitals may select an EHR reporting period of any continuous 90 days from October 1, 2014 (the start of the federal fiscal year) through December 31, 2015.

For attestation questions to CMS, call the EHR Information Center Help Desk at 1-888-734-6433. This help desk is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 6:30 pm ET.

If you have questions about your data on IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions' EHR or need help navigating the PQRS submission process, please call Kate Elam at 417-459-4185 or email Katherine.elam@intrinsiq.com or if you are needing MU attestation assistance, please contact our MUST Team at MUST@intrinsiq.com or call 417-202-4363.

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