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Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS – Formerly known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative or PQRI) – Established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), PQRS uses a combination of incentive payments and downward payment adjustments (penalties) to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals. The last year of the financial incentive was 2014, but CMS is still mandated to apply a payment adjustment (penalty) to those eligible professionals who do not satisfactorily report (or do not report) data on quality measures for Medicare Part B services paid under the physician fee schedule. The 2015 PQRS payment adjustment will be assessed using data reported during calendar year 2013, and the data collected for reporting year 2015 will be used for the 2017 payment adjustment.

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