Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program National Provider Call
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Physician Quality Reporting System is voluntary quality reporting program that provides an incentive payment to identified individual eligible professionals (EPs); and beginning with the 2010 PQRI, group practices who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries.

The PQRI was first implemented in 2007 as a result of section 101 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA), and further expanded as a result of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA), and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).

The Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program (eRx) is an incentive program for eligible professionals initially implemented in 2009 as a result of section 132(b) of the MIPPA; eRx promotes the adoption and use of eRx systems by individual eligible professionals; beginning with the 2010 eRx Incentive Program, group practices).

Target Audience:

Listing of Eligible Professionals:

1. Medicare physicians
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathy
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Oral Surgery
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Chiropractic
2. Practitioners
Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (and Anesthesiologist Assistant)
Certified Nurse Midwife
Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Psychologist
Registered Dietician
Nutrition Professional
Audiologists (as of 1/1/2009)
2. Therapists
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Qualified Speech-Language Therapist
Registration will close at 1:30 PM ET on Monday, January 17, 2011 or when available space has been filled.

2011 Physician Quality Reporting System & 2011 Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program

Opening Remarks
Brief Announcements
Formal Presentation
Q & A Session
Closing Remarks

Presentation: At least one day prior to the call, the PowerPoint Presentation can be downloaded from in the CMS Sponsored Calls section.

CMS will be adding a webinar as part of this national conference call. This feature will allow participants who are on the Internet the ability to follow the presentation online as it is given. This will not have any effect on those participants who are only dialing in to the audio portion of the call.
There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Please note, those participants who are not signed into the webinar should download the presentation from the CMS website. CMS thanks those of you who will participate in this feature.

To access Adobe Connect Pro Webinar: please use the following url:
Instructions: Sign in as a “Guest” when prompted – please enter your first and last name.
Please dial in for the call first and then go to Adobe Connect Pro. Thank you.

Moderator Information
Moderator: Geanelle Griffith Herring
Organization: CMS

Presenter Information
Speaker(s): Dr. Daniel Green, Jacquie Kosh-Suber, Dr. Michael Rapp
Organization(s): CMS

If you require services for the hearing impaired, please send an e-mail request to no later than 3 business days before the event.

Registration is no longer available for this Event.