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Dec. 16 is new PQRS Informal Review deadline

Monday, November 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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CMS Extends Deadline for PQRS Informal Review Process

CMS is extending the 2014 Informal Review period. DCs who believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment now have until 10:59 p.m. Central Time on December 16, 2015 to submit an informal review requesting CMS investigate incentive eligibility and/or payment adjustment determination. This is an extension from the previous deadline of November 23, 2015.  


All informal review requestors will be contacted via email of a final decision by CMS within 90 days of the original request for an informal review. All decisions will be final and there will be no further review. 


All informal review requests must be submitted electronically via the Quality Reporting Communication Support Page which will be available until December 16, 2015 at 10:59 p.m. Central Time. 


Please see 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Incentive Eligibility & 2016 Negative Payment Adjustment - Informal Review Made Simple for more information. 


For additional questions regarding the informal review process, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time. To avoid security violations, do not include personal identifying information, such as Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), in e-mail inquiries to the QualityNet Help Desk.


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