Physician’s Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) is continuously changing in the areas of requirements, deadlines for submissions, and associated payments. In fact, PQRI has changed to PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System). Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed a new rule to align PQRS and EHR meaningful use initiative programs.
“In an effort to align PQRI with the EHR incentive program, we propose to include many American Recover and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) core clinical quality measures in the PQRI program to demonstrate meaningful use of EHR and quality of care furnished to individuals. We propose the selection of those measures to meet the requirements of planning the integration of PQRI and EHR reporting.”
To find more on the PRQS changes, go to www.cms.gov/PQRS.
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