PQRS Penalty Letters Require Quick Action From PTs

PQRS Penalty Letters Require Quick Action From PTs

If you recently received a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)-related penalty notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, you’re not alone. But you need to take action before a November 23 deadline.

APTA is aware that some members have received letters related to PQRS performance during 2014. If you believe you have received a penalty notice letter in error, be sure to submit an informal review request through the CMS “QualityNet” website by Monday, November 23.

CMS has informed APTA that providers have been experiencing problems in reaching QualityNet over the past several days, and says that it’s attempting to fix the problem. APTA is also working with CMS to ensure that physical therapists are not unduly penalized for 2014 PQRS performance.

Full story of PQRS penalty letters at APTA

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