Understanding how the physician quality reporting system affects primary care physicians

Rosiland Harrington, Janis Strickland Coffin, Bindiya Chauhan

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Abstract

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) uses a combination of payment incentives and adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-for- Service beneficiaries. Physicians should become familiar with the PQRS core measures to maintain compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Adherence to these basic guidelines will allow physicians to not only maximize their income, but also increase quality of care, decrease complications, and decrease healthcare expenditures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Practice Management
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Primary Care Physicians
Physicians
Fee-for-Service Plans
Medicare Part B
Fee Schedules
Social Adjustment
Quality of Health Care
Medicaid
Health Expenditures
Medicare
Motivation
Guidelines
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Eligible providers
  • Incentive payments
  • Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008
  • Penalties
  • Physician Quality Reporting System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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Understanding how the physician quality reporting system affects primary care physicians. / Harrington, Rosiland; Coffin, Janis Strickland; Chauhan, Bindiya.

In: Journal of Medical Practice Management, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.01.2013, p. 248-250.

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