Upcoming Deadlines for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

February 29th, 2016 | Published Under Practice Transformation by Andrew Bienstock

Here are some important upcoming deadlines for Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) to avoid penalties for not submitting 2015 quality data. Depending on which submission method you use, deadlines range from early to late March.

If you submit using…  

Your deadline is…  


Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) III format
Electronic Health Record (EHR)

March 11, 2016

8:00 pm ET

Deadline for QCDRs using QRDA III format to submit 2015 CQMs for dual participation in the PQRS and Meaningful Use

Deadline to submit using CEHRT reporting methods

Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) Web Interface

March 11, 2016

8:00 pm ET

Deadline to submit data through GRPO web interface

QCDR XML format
Qualified Registry

March 31, 2016

8:00 pm ET


Deadline for QCDRs using XML format and for Qualified Registries to submit PQRS data


If you have questions on PQRS, need help selecting a submission method, or evaluating your clinical quality measures, please contact our expert Andrew Bienstock, Transformation Services Manager, at abienstock@corhio.org or 720-737-4493.

Topics: PQRS