PRACTICE ALERT: 2018 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment



The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) is currently informing clinical social workers who are Medicare Part B providers whether they will be receiving a 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment beginning January 1, 2018.

The 2018 penalty for two percent is for Medicare providers who did not successfully meet the criteria for reporting quality services in 2016 under Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule. The penalty impacts solo and group practices, hospitals, and other health entities who did not report PQRS satisfactorily.

The practice alert is available at the following link:

If you have any questions, please email Mirean Coleman at