tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2007 Issue 38

PQRI: Expect More Feedback From CMS Next Year

Money for 2007 bonuses is guaranteed--but 2008 funds aren'tDon't believe the rumors: Some providers who had a perfect record on the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) suddenly stopped reporting the quality codes because they heard that there wouldn't be any money to pay bonuses for 2007, warned CMS officials on a Sept. 26 conference call. In fact: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will definitely pay bonuses for people who meet the requirements for 2007, and this money will come out of the general Part B fund. It's true that some Medicare reform legislation in Congress has...

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