In CMS
Dec 2nd, 2008
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added two new quality measures to the Dialysis Facility Compare consumer Web site to show the percentage of patients at any given dialysis facility whose hemoglobin levels are reportedly unsafe. Previously, the Web site only showed the percentage of patients in a facility whose hematocrit levels ...
May 1st, 2008
By Julie Orton Van, CPC, CPC-E/M, CPC-P-GENSG, OBGYN You are either participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) or are thinking about it. If you are among the latter, information may help with your decision. If you are already participating, I’ll clarify some confusing aspects of the initiative. Last December, President Bush signed the ...