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Informal Review Request Period for the 2017 Value Modifier has been Extended until December 7, 2016

Nov 30, 2016

The 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) were released on September 26, 2016. The 2015 Annual QRURs show how physician groups and physician solo practitioners performed in 2015 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2017 Value Modifier as well as their 2017 Value Modifier payment adjustment. Access and review your 2015 Annual QRUR now to determine whether you are subject to the 2017 Value Modifier payment adjustment.

An Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with the appropriate role is required for groups and solo practitioners to obtain their 2015 Annual QRURs. The How to Obtain a QRUR webpage contains instructions for signing up for the appropriate role in EIDM and instructions for accessing the QRUR. In response to stakeholders, we also made available on this webpage a streamlined instructional guide for accessing the QRUR titled “Quick Access Guide for the 2015 Annual QRURs and Tables”. 

Physician groups or physician solo practitioners may request an informal review of perceived errors in their 2017 Value Modifier calculation during the informal review period of September 26, 2016 through December 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm at Eastern Time. Additional information about the 2015 Annual QRURs and how to request an informal review is available on the 2015 QRUR and 2017 Value Modifier webpage.

Help Desk Information:

  • For additional assistance regarding EIDM, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715- 6222) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or via email at qnetsupport@hcqis.org.
  • For additional assistance regarding the QRUR or the Value Modifier, contact the Physician Value Help Desk at pvhelpdesk@cms.hhs.gov or 888-734-6433 (select option 3).