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Report assesses physician experiences with PQRI

American Academy of Family Physicians, January 8, 2009
CMS has released a report that examines participation data from its 2007 Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative, and also addresses physicians' frustrations with the program. According to the new CMS report, the agency paid eligible providers slightly more than $36 million in incentive payments for the 2007 PQRI reporting period. The average bonus paid to individual providers was $635, and the average bonus paid to practice groups was $4,700. CMS is also offering an extensive educational plan to help physicians and other eligible providers easily obtain need-to-know information about the 2009 PQRI.