The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is the quality reporting program under Medicare Part B. Eligible professionals, including physical therapists who bill Medicare for outpatient physical therapy services in private practice settings (using the 1500 claim form or 837-P) are included under this program. Eligible professionals, including physical therapists that do not satisfactorily report data on quality measures for the January 1, 2015-December 31, 2015 reporting period, will be subject to the 2.0% adjustment in their fee schedule amount in 2017.
2015 PQRS updates will be available following the release of the final Physician Fee schedule rule the first week in November 2014.
Getting Started with PQRS