Medicare reporting program must truly promote quality

By Kate Mevis

AAOS requests that members of Congress introduce and support “The Voluntary Medicare Quality Reporting Act of 2007”

During the past year, a legislative provision in the “The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2007” (TRHCA) formalized the concept of pay-for-performance. Signed into law in December 2006, TRHCA codified the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), which went into effect on July 1, 2007.

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