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Keep These 2009 PQRI Eye Care Measures Handy

Posted on 23. Mar, 2009 by in Toolkit

Ophthalmologists and optometrists who want to recoup a bonus from Medicare can choose to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) again — this time with a higher rate of return.

The basics: In 2008, the PQRI bonus was 1.5 percent for practices that met the measures. In 2009, PQRI pays a 2 percent bonus.

The first step in PQRI participation is focusing your reporting on measures the optometrist will often meet. According to CMS, the 2009 PQRI includes 153 reporting measures; however, only a handful will be relevant to eye doctors.

In 2009, CMS is retaining five eye care PQRI measures from 2008. Please click here to see the chart.

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