CMS Retires PQRS Website

March 19, 2019


The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program ended on December 31, 2018, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is retiring the website on March 29, 2019. All of the posted resources currently on the website will no longer be available after March 29, 2019. The final performance period for the Value Modifier and PQRS programs was in 2016 with the final payment adjustment year in 2018. The Merit-based Incentive Payment System under the new Quality Payment Program replaced the Value Modifier and PQRS programs.

For PQRS assistance or questions through March 29, 2019, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912 (TTY 877-715-6222) or from 7 am to 7 pm CT, Monday through Friday. After March 29, contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center at or 1-866-288-8292 (TTY: 1-877-715-6222) for PQRS-related questions.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or

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