2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Payment Update

Coding Corner

The information provided here applies to Medicare coding. Be sure to check with your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for additional information and clarification on these and other items. You should also contact your local insurance carriers to determine if private insurers follow Medicare's lead on all coding matters.

2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Payment Update
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that payment of incentives for the 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) has begun for eligible professionals who met the criteria for successful reporting. Distribution of the 2010 payments was scheduled to be completed by September 30. If you have questions about the status of your PQRI incentive payment you should contact your Provider Contact Center. The Contact Center Directory is available at www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/Downloads/CallCenterTollNumDirectory.zip.

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