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Regulation #
CMS-1403-P
Display Date
06/30/2008
Publication Date
07/07/2008
Calendar Year
2009
Regulation Type
Proposed Rule
Description
Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2009
Comment Period Date
08/29/2008
Supporting Documentation
N/A

NOTE: Section 1848(k)(2)(B)(ii) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (Pub. Law 110-173), requires the Secretary to publish a proposed set of quality measures that would be appropriate for eligible professionals to use to submit data in 2009 in the Federal Register by August 15, 2008. This proposed set of quality measures for the 2009 PQRI and the proposed 2009 PQRI reporting options were published in the Calendar Year 2009 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (73 FR 38558 through 38576) in the Federal Register on July 7, 2008

In the Proposed Rule, we identified and proposed a subset of the proposed 2009 PQRI measures as measures that we would accept reporting through electronic health records (EHRs) in 2009. Asterisks were used to signify such measures in Tables 11 and 13 of the Proposed Rule (73 FR 38568, 38571). Asterisks were inadvertently left off of two measures that we had intended to propose as measures that we would accept reporting through EHRs in 2009 " Measures #110 (Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization for Patients = 50 Years Old) and #111 (Preventive Care and Screening: Pneumonia Vaccination for Patients 65 years and Older) in Table 11 (73 FR 38569). We will be issuing a correction notice for the Proposed Rule that will include asterisks for Measures #110 and #111 so that the total number of measures proposed for EHR submission would be seventeen measures rather than fifteen measures.