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Physician Quality Reporting System

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 to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals. However, the financial incentive (available to eligible professionals who satisfactorily report data on certain quality measures for Medicare Part B services paid under the physician fee schedule) will sunset after 2014. Additionally, CMS is mandated to apply a payment adjustment beginning in 2015 to those eligible professionals who do not satisfactorily report (or do not report) data on quality measures for covered professional services. The 2015 PQRS payment adjustment will be assessed using data reported during calendar year 2013.

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