Physician Quality Reporting System
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), formerly known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), is a voluntary program that was authorized by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRCHA) and was implemented on July 1, 2007. The goal of PQRS is to provide a financial incentive to eligible professionals to improve patient care through evidence-based measures and to prepare for future pay-for-performance programs.
PQRS Frequently Asked Questions
CMS article on suggestions for steps physicians should take to successfully participate in 2012 PQRS Program
CMS Report on 2009 Reporting Experience - anesthesiologists were second in participation rates
2010 PQRI Measure Specifications
Reporting new PQRI Measure 193
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have posted the 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) program measures and specifications