2016 PQRS Reporting: Avoiding 2018 Negative Payment Adjustments Call—Registration Now Open

Members & Publications

April 5, 2016

Thursday, April 21 from 3 pm-4:30 pm (ET)

To register, visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a call covering the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and related resources. The presentation will cover guidance and instructions on how individual eligible professionals and PQRS group practices can get started, satisfactorily report/participate, and avoid the 2018 PQRS negative payment adjustment. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. For a PQRS overview prior to the call, watch the 2016 Updates video.


  • CMS initiatives and quality measurement
  • PQRS getting started
  • 2016 PQRS reporting
  • 2016 reporting mechanisms, including claims reporting, qualified registry reporting, qualified clinical data registry, electronic reporting using electronic health record, group practice reporting option web interface, and consumer assessment of health care providers and systems

Target Audience: Physicians, Medicare individual eligible professionals and group practices, therapists, medical group practices, practice managers, medical and specialty societies, payers, insurers.

This MLN Connects Call is being evaluated by CMS for CME and CEU continuing education credit (CE). Refer to the call detail page for more information.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.