Volume 15 - Issue 6 - June 2007

Does the thought of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) — or “Pay for Performance” as it has often been referred to — cause a pit in your stomach? If so, then you’re not alone. Many of you may be unwilling to participate in this government initiative because you’re concerned about too much extra paperwork for too little, or no, benefit — a common complaint among many physicians with regard to some past government-mandated programs. However, as we repor