CMS Extends Deadline for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Penalty Appeal Process

CMS is extending the 2014 Informal Review period offered through QualityNet (
If you believe they you have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment you now have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 11, 2015 to submit an informal review requesting CMS investigate incentive eligibility and/or payment adjustment determination. This is an extension from the previous deadline of November 23, 2015.  
All informal review requests must be submitted electronically via, which will be available September 9, 2015 through December 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. 
Please first register for QualityNet at to view your PQRS Feedback Report, as well as determine if you qualified for a penalty in 2016 (for 2014 PQRS reporting).
For QualityNet support, please try to utilize email, rather than phone, first as we have been informed of wait/hold times up to seven hours in length. Their email is
Please contact Kim Cavitt at for additional questions or concerns or review the PQRS guidance on the Audiology Consortium Committee website at