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PQRI began as a voluntary reporting program that provided an
incentive payment to identified eligible professionals (EPs) who
satisfactorily reported data on specific quality measures for
covered professional services furnished to Medicare Part B
fee-for-service beneficiaries and paid under the Medicare Physician
Fee Schedule (MPFS). The program was first implemented in 2007.
With the Accountable Care Act of 2010 major changes are made to
the program including:
Given that the program has moved from a time-limited trial to a
permanent program, the name of the program was changed from
"Initiative" (PQRI) to "System" (PQRS.)
For calendar year (CY) 2011, participants may earn an incentive
payment of 1.0 percent of the EP's estimated total allowed charges
for Medicare Part B covered professional services under Medicare
Part B provided during the reporting period. For CY 2012 through
2014, the incentive payment will be reduced to 0.5 percent.
For the 2011 Physician Quality Reporting System, CMS has
established the following reporting periods:
(1) 12-month reporting period for claims-based reporting and
registry-based reporting (that is, January 1, 2011 through December
(2) 12-month reporting period for EHR-based reporting (that is,
January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011; and
(3) 6-month reporting period for claims-based reporting and
registry-based reporting (that is, July 1, 2011 through December
31, 2011). With this 6-month option the professional's incentive
payment will be calculated based on the eligible professional's
charges for covered professional services furnished between July 1,
2011 and December 31, 2011 only. Services furnished prior to July
1, 2011 would not be included in the professional's incentive
Additionally, there is a 12-month reporting period for the group
practice reporting option (GPRO) for both the Physician Quality
Reporting System and the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive
Program Prescribing Incentive Program (January 1, 2011 through
December 31, 2011).
Following the distribution of 2011 incentive payments, CMS will,
as required by MIPPA, post on its Web site the names of EPs and
group practices that satisfactorily report quality measures.
2011 Physician Quality
Reporting System Implementation Guide
Provides guidance about how to implement 2011 Physician Quality
Reporting claims-based reporting of measures to facilitate
satisfactory reporting of quality-data codes by eligible
PQRS Reporting Options - Individual
PQRS Reporting Options - Measure
Group Practice Reporting
CMS is introducing a new Maintenance
of Certification Program Incentive.
Beginning in January 2011, physicians who are incentive eligible
for the PQRS can receive an additional 0.5% incentive payment when
Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive requirements have
also been met.
In order to qualify for the additional 0.5% incentive payment,
the physician will need to complete the following:
to Physicians' Informational Education Resource (PIER) Clinical
Content for PQRI Quality Measures
View brief summary of documented PQRS
problems and access CMS report describing actions to improve
Incentive Payments Tip Sheet" - How to coordinate participating in
multiple Medicare incentive programs (e.g., eRx, PQRS, EHR) at the
CMS's extensive PQRS
E-mail ACP staff your questions
and/or comments on your Medicare PQRS experience.
with Colleagues about PQRS Using the Small Practice Discussion
Access the ACP Diabetes
Portal with Physician Tools and Resources for Managing
Access the ACP EHR
Roadmap Containing Tools for Each Stage of Electronic Health
View the resources for 2010