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Although the proposal does not include bonus payments for physicians as part of the program for 2009, physicians participating in PQRI will be eligible for bonuses of up to 2% of total allowable Medicare charges for successful reporting of measures.
Nearly 190 employed physicians of Piedmont Healthcare, for example, used NextGen HQM to secure more than $570,000 in 2009 PQRI reimbursements.
In 2009, Medicare PQRI (Physician Quality Reporting Initiative) has added new measures for physicians to report.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010--one of the two major health reform laws--the Health and Human Services secretary will decide how MOC will fit into the PQRI process.
Specifically, the 429 medical practices surveyed said the process for accessing PQRI feedback reports was "unnecessarily arduous" and that the reports themselves were not satisfactory.
based DocSite announced today that its PQRI solution has been selected for the second year by Baltimore-based CMS as an approved Qualified Registry for the 2009 Physician's Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Registry Program.
The basic premise of the PQRI document is to obtain CCS information early in the development phase to enable selection of appropriate components that have been scientifically justified, based on desired performance in relation to safety.
If one screens for a disease, but does nothing, credit would be given under PQRI without impacting patient outcomes.
Updated for 2008, the guide delivers practical insight and in-depth coverage of key concepts surrounding PQRI, including strategies for endorsement standards, data collection, and determination of successful reporting.
Through PQRI, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided more than $36 million in bonus payments to more than 56,000 health professionals who reported quality information to Medicare.
PQRI established a financial incentive for eligible professionals to participate in a voluntary quality reporting program.
Industry, academia and the FDA are working under the auspices of PQRI on a number of key product-quality regulatory projects," explains Tobias Massa, executive director of regulatory affairs at Eli Lilly and Co.
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