Saturday, June 23, 2007

2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Tool Kit is now available

Let us know how your practices are implementing PQRI with your EHRs. SV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a Tool Kit for the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) that will assist eligible professionals with successful reporting. This Tool Kit consists of some existing educational resources plus new measure-specific worksheets designed to walk the user step-by-step through reporting for each measure.

The Tool Kit is now a featured section on the CMS PQRI web page. To access the Tool Kit, visit,, and scroll down to the PQRI Tool Kit tab. The page serves as a “Read This First” Guide to the resources that are available to download.

The Tool Kit consists of the following:

1. 2007 PQRI Physician Quality Measures

2. 2007 Coding for Quality Handbook

3. 2007 Code Master

4. MLN Matters Article 5640 - Coding & Reporting Principles

5. Data Collection Worksheets

The Tool Kit will be expanded as new educational resources become available.

Revisions to the final 2007 PQRI Measure Specifications

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announces revisions to the final 2007 PQRI Measure Specifications, Version 1.1 to provide certain technical corrections. Please visit the “Measures/Codes” page of the PQRI website at for the updated measure specifications and release notes.


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