Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System: Early National Radiologist Experience and Near-Future Performance Projections

JACR: December 28, 2012

Purpose

The aim of this study was to examine radiologists’ experiences during the first 4 years of Medicare’s national physician pay-for-performance program and project near-future program outcomes for radiologists.

Methods

Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program data from 2007 through 2010 were analyzed, focusing on outcomes and trends for radiologists. Tiered scenario modeling was used to project potential near-future radiologist outcomes as the program transitions from bonuses to penalties. Read more