Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

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Since CMS implemented the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (now known as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA), there have been several changes in participation sanctions, reporting mechanisms and eligibility for incentives and bonuses. During the first two years, the program was technically a temporary, renewable initiative that sought to improve the quality of both delivery and coordination of care. The initiative became permanent when the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA, 2008) was enacted. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believes the sanction-based initiative will empower consumers and providers to make better informed decisions

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