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CMS Extends Informal Review Deadline to December 16, 2015


File by Wednesday, Dec. 16 to avoid Medicare pay cut of 2-4 percent

CMS has extended the deadline for submitting an Informal Review request. All requests must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 16, 2015.


Individual EPs, CPC practice sites, PQRS group practices, and ACOs that believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment may submit an informal review between September 9, 2015, and December 16, 2015 requesting CMS investigate incentive eligibility and/or payment adjustment determination. All informal review requestors will be contacted via email of a final decision by CMS within 90 days of the original request for an informal review. All decisions will be final and there wil l be no further review.

How to avoid the penalty: File an informal review request with CMS before midnight Eastern time Dec. 16. CMS has said it will verify incentive eligibility and payment adjustment determinations for practices that file such a request.

Additional information about the process and contact information for questions is available in CMS' informal review fact sheet.