Acronyms 101: Sifting Through Alphabet Soup

Part 3:  Quality measures

  In this third article of our series, we cover acronyms  and abbreviations pertaining to quality measures espoused and promulgated by  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), specifically the  Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Because CMS has driven many of these  initiatives through Medicare, we begin with a brief discussion of that federal health  insurance program.

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