ASHA's National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as a registry for speech-language pathology Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) measures. PQRI is a voluntary incentive payment program for eligible health care professionals, including private practice speech-language pathologists who provide services to adult Medicare Part B stroke patients. Speech-language pathologists who provide these services are eligible to receive a 2% incentive payment for reporting on certain PQRI quality measures. The Functional Communication Measures (FCM) for reporting include: spoken language comprehension, spoken language expression, attention, memory, motor speech, reading, writing, and swallowing. The measures are reported via the registry, in this case NOMS.
For more information, please visit ASHA's Web site or contact Tobi Frymark, ASHA's Associate Director of the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders, by phone at 301-296-8736 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.