November 18, 2015

Build a strong anesthesia quality program to boost patient safety and the bottom line

By: OR Manager

For the past several years, physicians have participated in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) established by Medicare as a way to assess the quality of patient care and tie that to reimbursement. Beginning in 2015, a negative payment adjustment hit individuals and group practices whose quality reporting has fallen short of the mark, and those kinds of penalties will continue to be a concern in the era of increasing scrutiny on outcomes.

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