Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and University Honors
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.) -- Evaluation, Health services administration -- Evaluation, Medical care -- Quality control, Health care reform, Medicare beneficiaries -- Services for -- Evaluation
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in response to congress mandating quality improvements for Medicare beneficiaries. This program has been heavily criticized for its cost, lack of provider participation and poor reception. However, recent reports show the PQRS has produced some quality improvements. Since PQRS will continue to be used in its current form through 2017 and will be incorporated into a new program starting in 2018, it is necessary to assess the weakness and strengths of this program. Addressing these are crucial for the successful continuation of PQRS and improving care for Medicare beneficiaries.
Smith, Sara, "Physician Quality Reporting System: Initiative to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 304.