Beginning with the 2008 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program year, eligible professionals may qualify to earn a PQRS incentive by reporting quality measures data to a qualified registry. Each eligible professional must satisfactorily report on at least 80 percent of eligible instances or report on a 30 patient sample (if reporting measures groups) to qualify for the incentive. Please refer to the relevant program year PQRS Measures List on the Measure Codes page to determine which measures or measures group(s) may apply to your practice and are reportable via registry. Professionals participating in a registry that self-nominates and qualifies to submit data on behalf of eligible professionals for a particular program year should expect to receive more information from the registry on how to participate.
2013 PQRS: Registry Reporting Made Simple
This document describes registry-based reporting and outlines steps that eligible professionals or group practices participating in GPRO should take in selecting a registry to work with for the 2013 PQRS program year. To view click on document titled "2013 PQRS Registry Reporting Made Simple" in the "Downloads" section below.
2013 Participating Registry Vendors
CMS is pleased to announce the participating Registry Vendors are able to report quality data to CMS for the 2013 PQRS program year. The 2013 Registry Vendors are allowed to submit PQRS data on behalf of individual eligible professionals and Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) group practices. These vendors have indicated that they possess the requirements outlined by CMS for data submission. Some of the 2013 Registry Vendors are also able to submit Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program data on behalf of individual eligible professionals and GPRO group practices. See the list of participating Registry Vendors and additional information within the document titled “2013 Participating Registry Vendors” in the “Downloads” section below.
2013 Registry Vendor Criteria
CMS has posted the criteria for 2013 Registry Vendors, which includes information regarding the self-nomination process. Registry Vendors wishing to participate in the 2013 PQRS should review the document entitled "2013 Registry Vendor Criteria" in the "Downloads" section below.
2012 Qualified Registry Posting Phase 2
CMS is pleased to announce the registries that have successfully "qualified" to submit quality data to CMS on behalf of their eligible professionals for 2012 PQRS reporting. Each of these registries have completed the second phase of the vetting process including checking their capability to provide the required PQRS data elements, reviewing a measure flow and algorithms, performance use case calculations (this checks to see whether the registry calculates the measure's reporting and performance rates correctly). Some registries are also capable of reporting the electronic prescribing measure to CMS. See the table and more information in the document titled "2012 Qualified Registry Posting Phase 2" in the "Downloads" section below.
2012 Registry XML File Specification
The Registry XML File specification for program year 2012 has been posted to this section page. To view click on document titled "2012 Registry XML File Specification" in the "Downloads" section below.
2012 Registry Submission Requirements
The self-nomination and vetting process for Registries for 2012 Physician Quality Reporting will occur in 2012. This document describes the requirements for self-nomination including important deadlines for qualification. More information is available in the "Downloads" section below.
2012 Physician Quality Reporting Decision Tree.
This document contains a decision tree flow chart for 2012 reporting options. This document is available in the "Downloads" section below.
Note: Previous PQRS Program Year Documents
All previous program year documents will be moved to the appropriate program year section page at left.
- 2013 PQRS Registry Reporting Made Simple [PDF, 51KB]
- 2013 Participating Registry Vendors [PDF, 345KB]
- 2013 Registry Vendor Criteria [PDF, 204KB]
- 2012 Qualified Registries Posting Phase 2 [PDF, 329KB]
- 2012 Registry XML File Specification [PDF, 264KB]
- 2012 Registry Submission Qualifications Requirements [PDF, 96KB]
- 2012_PhysQualRptg_DecisionTree_02032012 [PDF, 1MB]
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