Performance Measures Update: Orthopaedic Preferred Measure Set

AAOS is  working to help members avoid penalties

  The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) began in  2007 as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, a voluntary,  incentive-based program for practitioners that was designed to better ensure  high-quality healthcare services for Medicare beneficiaries. The program as it  is known today will sunset on Dec. 31, 2016, as required under the Medicare  Access and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act of  2015 (MACRA). A new quality program, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System  (MIPS), will replace PQRS on Jan. 1, 2017.

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