This program, offered by the SNMMI Quality Assurance Committee, enhances your nuclear medicine practice and helps document qualitative and quantitative data showing your efforts toward quality assurance in patient care to regulatory agencies and third-party payers.
The PQRS is one of several long-term quality initiatives developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It is intended to, among other things, obtain information on the quality of care across the healthcare system. Specifically, the program collects data submitted by Eligible Professionals (EP) on quality measures for covered services provided to Medicare part B fee for service (FFS) beneficiaries.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide financial incentives and penalties to eligible professionals and hospitals based on criteria along the road to becoming "meaningful users" of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. This includes using an EHR for functions that both improve and demonstrate the quality of care, electronic exchange of health information, and submission of quality measures to CMS.
Choosing Wisely aims to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.