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CMS seeks comments on aligning physician quality measures

February 4, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks information on how physicians and other eligible professionals might use clinical quality measures reported to non-federal programs to satisfy reporting requirements in the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Health Record Incentive Program. Among other questions, CMS seeks information on how data reported to the American Board of Medical Specialties, clinical data registries, regional health care quality organizations and other non-federal reporting programs may be similar, different or duplicate reporting requirements for clinical quality measures in the federal programs, the selection of measures related to registry reporting and the registry measures reporting criteria. The request for information will be published in the Feb. 7 Federal Register with comments accepted for 60 days.