This year, the AASM is again offering a discounted rate for submission of data through the PQRSwizard registry, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved reporting mechanism for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).  PQRS is a non-mandatory CMS quality program.  However, providers who do not participate in PQRS are subject to a payment penalty in 2018.

For members who do not submit data through electronic health records, submission of data through the PQRSwizard registry is an excellent option to easily submit data and avoid penalties.  The sleep apnea measures group featured in the registry has seven measures related to obstructive sleep apnea.  Participants will submit data on 20 patients seen during the 2016 calendar year. 

To begin your PQRS data submission, visit the AASM PQRSwizard website to enroll at the discounted rate of $225.  Select the sleep apnea measures group option for easy reporting targeted to sleep medicine physicians.  To ensure that you avoid the 2018 payment penalties, submit your PQRS data by February 28, 2017.