Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CMS PQRI Town Hall February 9, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Town Hall Meeting on February 9, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.to discuss the Physician Quality Reporting System (formerly known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, or PQRI). The purpose of the Town Hall Meeting is to solicit input from participating stakeholders on individual quality measures and measures groups being considered for possible inclusion in the proposed set of quality measures for use in the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System and key components of the design of the Physician Quality Reporting System. The opinions and alternatives provided during this meeting will assist CMS develop the Physician Quality Reporting System for 2012.

Interested parties are invited to participate, either onsite at CMS headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, or via teleconference. The meeting is open to the public; however attendance is limited to space and teleconference lines available.

CMS anticipates posting an audio download and/or transcript of the Town Hall meeting on the CMS Web site, http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PQRI, on the CMS website and http://www.usqualitymeasures.org, on the internet following the meeting.

The Town Hall Meeting will be held on February 9, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) in the main auditorium of the Central Building of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850.

Meeting Registration and Request for Special Accommodations Deadline:

Registration opens on Monday, December 20, 2010. For security reasons, registration and requests for special accommodations must be completed no later than 5 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday, January 28, 2011.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting or participating by teleconference must register by completing the online registration at http://www.usqualitymeasures.org on the internet.

For more information, please see the Federal Register meeting notice posted at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-31301.pdf on the internet.

To learn more about the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System Call for Measures, please visit http://www.cms.gov/MMS/13_CallForMeasures.asp#TopOfPage on the CMS website.

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