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Posted on 29. Jan, 2009 by .
No butts about it: If you code and document your practice’s smoking cessation efforts, you could earn a little extra cash from CMS.
Measure 115: CMS’s Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) has as one of its measures smoking cessation help. To participate in this measure (and earn your bonus), your office must report on the percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who are smokers and who received advice to quit smoking. This measure is to be reported a minimum of once per reporting period for all Medicare patients seen during the reporting period, (whether or not they use tobacco). There is no diagnosis associated with this measure.