TITLE

The PQRI Catch-22

AUTHOR(S)
Stinson, Paul
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Health Management Technology;Oct2007, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched its Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). Under PQRI, physicians participate in a voluntary quality-reporting program and become eligible to receive a 1.5 percent reimbursement of total allowed charges for Medicare physician fee schedule services. PQRI requires that physicians choose at least three out of a possible 74 measurement codes and report on up to 80 percent of their patients with these three codes.
ACCESSION #
26939576

 

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