Physician Quality Reporting System
The Physician Quality Reporting
System (PQRS) provides incentive payments to eligible physicians and other
practitioners who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered
services furnished during a reporting period, which is typically one year. CMS is providing a one percent incentive payment
in 2011 and 0.5 percent incentive payments in 2012 – 2014 for successfully
reporting PQRS measures. Penalties will begin in 2015 for those who do not satisfactorily
submit quality data. Read more.
PQRS Links and Resources
These clinical performance measures are designed for individual quality improvement. Some of the measures may also be appropriate for accountability if appropriate sample sizes and implementation rules are achieved.
The CMS Web site's PQRS section has numerous useful links and documents.