HealthDay News — The 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the 2016 annual Quality and Resource Use reports have been released for individuals and group practices, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physicians can gain access to their reports through the Enterprise Portal of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Reviewing their reports will allow physicians to know whether they will be subject to the 2018 PQRS downward payment adjustment and inform practices of their value-based payment modifier adjustments for 2018.

Physicians can request an informal review of their 2016 PQRS results and/or the 2018 value-based payment modifier calculation if they perceive that their payment adjustment status reflects an error. The informal review period is currently open and will be available until Dec. 1.

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“Physicians should also consider the information contained in their reports as a guide that will help them prepare for participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program — one of two paths available to physicians under the new Quality Payment Program,” according to the report.

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2016 QRURs, PQRS Reports Ready to Review: Learn From Your Data, Check for Errors [press release]. AAFP. Published September 26, 2017. Accessed October 13, 2017.