Reporting new PQRI Measure 193

Chicago — (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.


Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

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