CMS Posts PQRI Feedback Reports

Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) feedback reports for 2007 are available on a secure Web site from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Two MLN Matters articles on accessing the reports can help individual physicians and group practices get access to the information. The reports are organized by tax identification number.

The first article is "Steps for Individual Eligible Professionals to Access Their 2007 PQRI Feedback Reports Personally  [ PDF ]." The second is "Steps for Organizations to Access Their 2007 PQRI Feedback Reports  [ PDF ]."

Additional educational resources and information about the PQRI program are available here.

Some physicians may not be able to access their feedback reports if they have not enrolled or reenrolled as a Medicare participating physicians since November 2003, when a new tracking system was implemented.

CMS spokesperson Allison Henry says physicians who have not submitted a Medicare enrollment application since November 2003 will need to do so if they want to get their feedback reports. Click here for more information about the enrollment process.

CMS also announced the 32 registries [ PDF ] it has "qualified" to submit quality data on behalf of their participants for the 2008 PQRI registry submission option. CMS says each listed registry has gone through a thorough vetting process including investigating their capabilities, reviewing a sample measure flow (this checks to see whether the registry calculates the measure's reporting and performance rates correctly), and transmitting the required information in the requested file format (XML).

CMS encourages physicians interested in registry-based participation for PQRI in 2008 to contact the registries directly to determine which registry meets their practice's needs and collects quality information on measures that are important to the practice. 

Action , Sept. 2, 2008

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January 25, 2011

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