I understand that the PQRS is being phased out. Is that correct and, if so, when will that occur?


2016 was the last program year for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The 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. For more information about the QPP, go to


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