A record 199 physicians and PAs submitted 2009 PQRI data through NCMS’s partnership with DocSite. NCMS offered to pay the entire $350 submittal fee for any NCMS member who did not take advantage of a similar offer in 2008. Individual EPs who submitted data to CMS’s satisfaction qualify to earn a PQRI incentive payment equal to 2.0% of their total estimated Medicare Part B PFS allowed charges for covered professional services furnished during that same reporting period. A survey reported 100% of responding participants would recommend participating in the NCMS/DocSite PQRI Reporting to another practice.
Feedback reports and bonus incentive payments for the 2009 PQRI will not be available until Fall of 2010.