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MGMA: Docs Frustrated with PQRI Program

February 18, 2010
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In a report released by the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), medical practice leaders cite multiple, continued administrative challenges with reporting data for Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI).

Two issues cited by respondents are the arduous process for accessing feedback reports, and a lack of satisfaction with the reports, says the organization.

MGMA research indicates that of responding practices that attempted to participate in the 2008 PQRI, 48 percent were able to successfully access their feedback report, compared with 51 percent the previous year. Additionally, 60 percent of the practices that accessed their 2008 reports were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the presentation of information, and 67 percent were unhappy with the 2008 PQRI report’s effectiveness in providing guidance to improve patient care outcomes, it says.

For more information or to download the report, click here.

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