Quality reporting deadline is Oct. 15

10/2/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Health care providers who do not report clinical quality performance data to CMS by Oct. 15 face a 1.5% reduction in Medicare reimbursement. Participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System, previously known as the Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative, is now mandatory. Clinicians can choose from a slate of quality measures, such as percentage of 50- to 75-year-old patients who received the appropriate colorectal cancer screening.

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