The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available online a PowerPoint presentation that provides information on accessing the 2007 PQRI Feedback Report (for those who participated in 2007); an overview of the 2008 PQRI participation options; and a question and answer session. To access the presentation, go to and select the "CMS Sponsored Calls" tab on the left-side of the page. Next, scroll down to the "Downloads" section under the heading "PowerPoint Presentations" and select "National Provider Call 07/08/2008."

CMS also announced a new educational resource that is currently available on the PQRI Web page on the CMS Web site and is available for ordering through the Medicare Learning Network product ordering system: the 2008 PQRI Reporting Options Quick Reference Chart. This two-sided laminated reference chart gives Eligible Professionals and practice staff a quick reference to the new reporting options available for 2008 PQRI with their corresponding alternative reporting periods.

To access this resource, visit on the CMS Web site and click on the "Educational Resources" tab. Once on the "Educational Resources" page, scroll down to the "Downloads" section and click on the "2008 PQRI Quick Reference Chart" link.

To order this product, visit on the CMS Web site and click on the "2008 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Reporting Quick Option Reference Chart (ICN# 900843) (May 2008)" link.