April 06, 2016
2016 PQRS GPRO Registration is Now Open through June 30, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened registration for groups to register to participate in the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) via the Group Reporting Option (GPRO). Registration will be open from April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016.
Groups can select one of the following reporting mechanisms to submit PQRS data:
• Qualified PQRS Registry
• Electronic Health Record (EHR)
• Web Interface (for groups with 25 or more EPs only)
• Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
• CMS-certified Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey Vendor (as a supplement to another GPRO reporting mechanism).
The Registration System can be accessed using a valid Enterprise Identify Management (EIDM) account. Instructions for obtaining an EIDM account with the correct role are provided on the PQRS GPRO Registration web page. Instructions for registering to participate in the 2016 PQRS GPRO are provided in the 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Guide.
Please note that the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) is not currently supporting the GPRO reporting option for 2016.
Also note that you cannot report as individual EPs if you are registered for GPRO.
For additional information, please contact the ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-289-2222.