June 15, 2009
Information for Eligible Professionals Who Participated in the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must announce that the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) feedback reports
that have been posted since July 2008 will be archived effective June 30, 2009 and will no longer be available to eligible professionals (EPs) who participated in the 2007 PQRI.
Archiving is required to create server space for new feedback reports related to the 2008 PQRI and the 2007 PQRI re-run participation. Only those EPs who previously did not qualify by submitting at least one quality data code successfully, but are newly qualified following the back-end system analysis and re-run of 2007 PQRI data, will receive a 2007 PQRI re-run feedback report.
All eligible professionals who successfully submitted at least one quality data code for the 2008 PQRI will receive a feedback report. These reports should be available in October 2009.
The 2008 PQRI incentive payment will be distributed by the Carrier and/or A/B MAC in October 2009. The 2007 PQRI re-run incentive payments will be distributed by the Carrier and/or A/BMAC in November 2009.
Additional information about the 2007 PQRI feedback reports can be found in the “2007 PQRI Program” section page
on the CMS website.