The following is an announcement from CMS:
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CSM) will host a national provider conference call on the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). The toll-free call will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 1-3PM EDT.
This call will build on the broad overview of the 2007 PQRI program provided on the March 27, 2007 national provider conference call by providing more detailed information on provider selection of quality measures, the recently posted measure specifications, incorporating PQRI into the care delivery process, and successful reporting. A PowerPoint slide presentation will be posted to the PQRI webpage at www.cms.hhs.gov/PQRI prior to the call, so that you can follow along with the presenters, Dr. Thomas Valuck and Dr. Susan Nedza.
In addition, MLN Matters article MM5558, which provides a program overview of the 2007 PQRI, is available on the PQRI web page.
Following the presentation, callers will have an opportunity to ask questions of CMS subject matter experts.
Conference call details:
Date: April 19, 2007
Conference Title: 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative –
Reporting Quality Data Codes
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
To receive the call-in information, you must register for the call. Note that due to a high level of interest, CMS is significantly increasing capacity for this call. If you are planning to participate as a group, CMS asks that only one person register to receive the call-in information. This registration is solely to reserve a phone line, NOT to restrict participation.
Registration will close at 1:00 p.m. EDT on April 18, 2007. No exceptions can be made, so please be sure to register prior to this time.
- To register for the call, participants need to go to: https://ww4.premconf.com/webrsvp/register?conf_id=6197949 nbsp;
- Click “Continue” to be taken to the registration screen.
- Fill in all required data.
- You will be taken to the confirmation screen where the call-in number will be given.
- To view the time that the call will start, you will need to select your time zone in the drop down box under “Time” on the confirmation screen.
- Click “Confirm Registration” to receive a confirmation email.
For those who will be unable to attend, a replay option will be available shortly following the end of the call. This replay will be accessible for 7 days following the call and will end on April 25, 2007. The toll-free number for the replay is 1-888-348-4629; the passcode is 364849.
If you have questions or require special accommodations, please contact Geanelle E. Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (410) 786-4466