PINNACLE Registry Successfully Completes 2014 PQRS Submission

Practices currently submitting data to the PINNACLE Registry® can successfully participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) via the Qualified Clinical Data Registry method. Submission of 2014 PQRS reporting for 1,810 providers across 121 practice groups has come to a successful close. For those who successfully completed the 2014 program year submission, it will potentially yield up to a 0.5 percent incentive on 2014 claims and protection from an automatic -2 percent adjustment on 2016 claims. Submission also meets requirements for value-based payment modifier reporting, protecting against a further automatic -2 percent penalty. For the 2015 reporting year, those eligible will be subject to a -2 percent penalty in 2017 for unsuccessful reporting to PQRS. Physicians may also face additional penalties for unsuccessful PQRS reporting under the Value-Based Modifier. 

The ACC encourages eligible professionals to review the 2015 PQRS reporting requirements and take action to ensure that your practice is prepared. If you have any questions regarding PQRS or your PQRS status in PINNACLE, please contact the PINNACLE Registry Team at 800-257-4737 or

Keywords: Group Practice, Physicians, Registries, National Cardiovascular Data Registries, PINNACLE Registry

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