CMS reports increase in Medicare quality incentive payments in 2008

11/15/2009 | Government Health IT magazine

The CMS issued $92 million in incentive payments to 85,000 doctors and other qualified practitioners who demonstrated Medicare quality reporting under its 2008 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, up from $36 million to 56,700 providers in 2007. "The substantial growth in the national total for PQRI incentive payments demonstrates that Medicare can align payment with quality incentives," said Charlene Frizerra, the agency's acting administrator.

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