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Is there a list of vendors approved to administer the CAHPS for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or can my group practice participating via the group practice reporting option (GPRO) submit the information?

A list of approved vendors can be found on the CAHPS for PQRS website. For technical assistance and information, contact the CAHPS for PQRS project team at pqrscahps@hcqis.org. If a group practice already administers the CG-CAHPS survey, that data cannot be reported for PQRS as only the CAHPS for PQRS survey meets the patient experience of care requirement for PQRS. CMS uses the same survey for all group practices and the same, standardized data collection procedures to ensure comparability of the data and score across group practices.

Continue to monitor the CMS web page at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/CMS-Certified-Survey-Vendor.html for updates on use of CAHPS for PQRS.

Please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or via qnetsupport@hcqis.org for help with questions. They are available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.


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