Urgent from CMS: PQRS - Immediate Action Required by June 30th

June 29, 2016


Please see the forwarded URGENT email from CMS below. 

If you are planning on submitting your PQRS data for 2016 from Phoenix Ortho, you need to follow the steps below to Recertify your User Accounts with EIDM.  If this is going to be your first year reporting PQRS from Phoenix Ortho, you will need to have your EIDM account set up as a PQRS submitter.  If you have any questions on how to do this, please see our online help article Report Once using Phoenix Ortho EHR*.  This will guide you to how to report. 

* You must be logged into help.phoenixortho.net for the link to take you to the article. Ask your administrator for your clinic’s shared login credentials.  If you have trouble logging in, see: Not Seeing An Article?

- Phoenix Ortho Support

From: CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Listserv [mailto:cmslists@subscriptions.cms.hhs.gov]

To: Phoenix Ortho 

Subject: Immediate Action Required: EIDM Security Officials and Individual Practitioners Must Recertify User Accounts by June 30, 2016 



Immediate Action Required: EIDM Security Officials and Individual Practitioners Must Recertify User Accounts by June 30, 2016

In July 2015, CMS transitioned from the Individuals Authorized Access to CMS Computer Services (IACS) system to the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. 

EIDM users must recertify their accounts, annually. This year, recertification is required by the end of June. The EIDM Security Official (SO) or Individual Practitioner must recertify by Thursday, June 30, 2016. The SO and Individual Practitioner can recertify by logging into the CMS Enterprise Portal using existing EIDM credentials  to access the list of users who require recertification.  SOs and Individual Practitioner can locate the list of users by navigating to the View and Manage My Access page after logging in and selecting the Annual Certification link on the left pane. The SO and Individual Practitioner can recertify multiple users at one time.

If you experience issues trying to recertify users, please call the QualityNet Help Desk immediately at 1-866-288-8912. The QualityNet Help Desk hours of operations are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central Time.

Take action today. The deadline for SOs and Individual Practitioner to recertify user roles is June 30th. Current certification will expire after that date and user roles will be revoked. If that happens, users must go through the process of requesting the role for SO and Individual Practitioner approval.


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