In 1972, Professional Standards Review Organizations (PSROs) were mandated by federal law as a method of containing health care costs associated with federal health programs, primarily Medicare and Medicaid, and as a means of maintaining and improving the quality of care rendered under such programs. In 1982, the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) altered the federal quality assurance program by repealing the PSRO program and replacing it with the Quality Control Peer Review Organization (PRO) program.

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