Physicians: New Tools Online for Medicare Quality Reporting Program
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Friday, July 13, 2007
The American Medical Association (AMA) has posted on its Web site tools that physicians can use to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Reporting Quality Initiative (PQRI).
The reference measures can be downloaded from www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/17432.html.
The PQRI, which launched July 1, 2007, is a voluntary program to encourage quality of care improvement though the use of 74 performance measures on a variety of clinical conditions. Under the PQRI, physicians who report a designated set of quality measures on claims for dates of service from July 1 to December 31, 2007, may earn bonus payment of up to 1.5 percent of their total charges for Medicare physician fee schedule services.
Learn more about the PQRI by visiting www.cms.hhs.gov/pqri/.