Understanding how the physician quality reporting system affects primary care physicians

Rosiland Harrington, Janis Coffin, Bindiya Chauhan

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The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) uses a combination of payment incentives and adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-for- Service beneficiaries. Physicians should become familiar with the PQRS core measures to maintain compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Adherence to these basic guidelines will allow physicians to not only maximize their income, but also increase quality of care, decrease complications, and decrease healthcare expenditures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Practice Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Eligible providers
  • Incentive payments
  • Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008
  • Penalties
  • Physician Quality Reporting System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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