NOTE: Last Program Year for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
2016 was the last program year for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). PQRS was replaced by the Merit-based incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the new Quality Payment Program. The final data submission period for reporting 2016 PQRS quality data to avoid the 2018 PQRS downward payment adjustment was January through March 2017. The first MIPS performance period is January through December 2017. We encourage everyone to learn more about the Quality Payment Program by visiting qpp.cms.gov.