Physician Quality Reporting
Medicare requires practitioners to report on quality measures such as secure data transmission or screening for elder abuse.
Quality improvement initiatives such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) are intended to improve health care outcomes for patients. This section provides information about the trend and related material from the APA Practice Organization and APA.
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Additional PQRS Resources
These Web links and articles can help psychologists successfully participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System.
- Physician Quality Reporting System: Overview of PQRS from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
- CMS Measures Codes and Manuals: Details about PQRS quality measures, with notes for individual PQRS qualilty measures and measure groups, from CMS.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, AHRQ's mission is to "produce evidence and make health care safer, high quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable."
- National Guidelines Clearinghouse: AHRQ's public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
- National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: AHRQ's public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets.
- National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: Curated collection of programs from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).