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PQRI changes allow more input via EHRs
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has outlined several potential changes to its Physician Quality Reporting Initiative program, some of which could make reporting easier and expand participation among physicians. The changes were included in a proposed rule issued June 25 that detailed changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule. Of the 198 measures proposed for the 2011 PQRI, 20 are brand new. They include several measures related to care transitions, risk-adjusted functional status and proper care of patients with asthma.