Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) consultants?

Some industry sources are positioning themselves as "experts" who are working with CMS on PQRS. Please note that the CMS PQRS website and related CMS communications channels are the authoritative sources of accurate, up-to-date program information.

CMS offers on-going Education and Outreach programs to assist you in submitting data on measures via multiple reporting mechanisms, understanding the PQRS negative payment adjustment and calculation, and accessing your PQRS feedback reports. New or updated information and educational materials are announced widely to the provider community and posted regularly on the PQRS Spotlight webpage. Stay informed about the latest PQRS news by subscribing to the PQRS Listserv.

For additional questions, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or via email to They are available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.


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