Reporting new PQRI Measure 193
(December 15, 2009)
Anesthesiologists who participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) in 2010 will have a new measure on which to report – Measure 193 (Perioperative Temperature Management). The intent of the measure is to reduce the incidence of perioperative hypothermia of which the primary cause is anesthetic-induced impairment of thermoregulatory control.
Please use the following information from ASA and CMS on how to report Measure 193 in 2010. As a reminder, successful participants in PQRI are eligible for a 2% incentive payment based on their total Medicare allowed charges for the reporting period.
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