New guidance available for 2008 Medicare voluntary quality reporting program
by Communications Staff
Medicare’s voluntary quality reporting program, known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), has been expanded for 2008. Newly added measures give psychologists who wish to participate in the PQRI greater opportunity to earn bonus payments from Medicare.
New information on the PQRI is now available from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
Performance measure specifications (PDF) describe recent changes to measure specifications due to recent technical corrections
2008 PQRI Data Collection Worksheets for each 2008 PQRI measure provide a step-by-step description of documenting and coding each PQRI measure, and
A general PQRI toolkit can help participating psychologists integrate PQRI into their practice.