Under the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Program, certain eligible professionals who meet the criteria for satisfactory submission of quality measures data can earn incentive payments of 2.0 percent of their total allowed charges for Physician Fee Schedule covered professional services furnished during that same period. On March 18, 2009, CMS is co-hosting a Special Open Door Forum on the 2009 PQRI Program with the American College of Cardiology to concentrate on cardiology-specific topics related to participation in PQRI. In addition, CMS is hosting a PQRI National Provider Question & Answer Session on March 19 to provide an update on what’s new for the 2009 PQRI and to allow participants to ask questions of CMS PQRI experts; note that preregistration is required for this call.