CMS Provides PQRI Updates and Reports by Specialty

October 04, 2010

CMS has announced a new section of its Web site on how to get started on participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) program as well as the electronic prescribing incentive program.

In addition, the 2010 PQRI first quarter data codes submission error report by specialty for Jan. 1, 2010, to March 31, 2010, is available on the PQRI Web page on the CMS Web site. To access the report, navigate to the educational resources tab. Once on the analysis and payment page, scroll down to the download section.

Information on payment adjustments for newly incentive-eligible professionals for the 2008 PQRI program is posted on the spotlight page of the PQRI Web page.

Payment adjustments for professionals who become eligible for 2008 PQRI bonus payments after incorporation of the allowed charges requirement:

  • Distribution of this additional 2008 incentive, for those newly incentive eligible, began on Aug. 25, 2010, and ended on Sept. 17, 2010.
  • There is a total of 889 tax identification number/national provider identifiers who were not incentive eligible in the 2008 PQRI program, but who are newly incentive eligible after incorporation of the allowed charges requirement.

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