Coding Cues: Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) 2008

March 7, 2008

We didn't participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative for 2007, but would like to do so this year. Where can we find reliable information about the changes in codes and reporting measures that took effect in January 2008, and how to use them?

We didn't participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative for 2007, but would like to do so this year. Where can we find reliable information about the changes in codes and reporting measures that took effect in January 2008, and how to use them?

You'll find several links to helpful resources at the CMS website ( http://www.cms.hhs.gov/pqri) and on the websites of local carriers. In addition, many medical societies publish lists of the ICD-9, CPT, and Category II codes used in reporting measures for the specialties they represent.