October 06, 2008
CMS Announces New Online Tool to Check Availability of 2007 PQRI Feedback Report
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that a new self-service look-up tool is now available on the PQRI Portal, which allows an eligible professional at the Tax Identification Number (TIN) level to see if their 2007 PQRI Feedback Report is available. Once on the site, go to the "Verify TIN Report Portlet" which is located at the bottom left of the page. Enter the TIN and a message appears that indicates if a 2007 PQRI Feedback Report is or is not available.
This self-service look-up tool does not allow the eligible professional to view their 2007 PQRI Feedback Report. The availability of the 2007 PQRI Feedback Report is helpful for the eligible professional to know because it enables them to decide if they need to register for an IACS account at this time so that they can log into the PQRI Portal and view their 2007 PQRI Feedback Report. Additional information can be found in MLN Matters Special Edition articles SE0830--Steps for Individual Eligible Professionals to Access Their 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Feedback Reports Personally and SE0831--Steps for Organizations to Access Their 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Feedback Reports.
In addition, the eligible professional can call the QualityNet Help Desk in order to determine if a 2007 PQRI Feedback Report is available. The representatives at the QualityNet Help Desk can only inform the provider if a 2007 PQRI Feedback Report is available; they are unable to disclose the information on the 2007 PQRI Feedback Report. The QualityNet Help Desk can be reached via telephone at 1-866-288-8912 from the hours of 7am-7pm CST or via email at Qnetsupport@ifmc.sdps.org.
: The TIN must be the one used by the eligible professional to submit Medicare claims and valid PQRI quality data codes for dates of service July 1 – December 31, 2007.