CMS pays $92 million under Physician Quality Reporting program
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Medicare agency's Physician Quality Reporting Initiative continues to gain ground, encouraging providers to follow quality guidelines by paying out more than $92 million in incentives to physicians in 2008, compared to the $36 million it paid in 2007. According to a Nov. 13 CMS release, over 85,000 physicians received payments last year; the maximum payment to individual professionals is set at $98,000. The quality improvement incentives are authorized through 2010 under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. CMS has designated 153 quality measures for 2009
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