Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): released new data reporting options for its voluntary Physician Quality Reporting Initiative in 2008. They are taking steps to encourage physicians and other eligible professionals to take part in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), a program designed to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
The program will allow physicians and other eligible professionals to submit the data through a medical registry, which will report the data to CMS. They also can choose to report data on individual measures, or on group measures that capture multiple data elements about common care processes for diabetes, kidney disease and preventive medicine.
For more information: New options for physician quality reporting released by CMS