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Updating Health Maintenance Age Templates

Have you ever opened the Health Maintenance Tab on a patient’s chart only to find that the age template that is applied to the patient doesn’t match the patient’s age?

For example, this 40 year old male patient shows that he still has a 19-39 year old male health maintenance template applied to his chart:

This can be manually corrected by removing the incorrect template from the patient’s chart and adding in the correct one for the patient’s age/sex. Note that any data that when removing the old template, any data that was recorded under that template will not be removed from the chart but rather it will be moved to the “Historical” section of Health Maintenance. If the same Health Maintenance item exists on the new template the information will not be found under historical, it will continue to display in the row or that health maintenance item on the main screen.

 To manually update the templates, click on the “Templates” button in the health maintenance screen:

And then, after selecting the tab with the age health maintenance template displayed, hitting “Delete Template” (If you have several templates applied to the patients chart you may need to use the arrows in the upper right corner of the Health Maintenance Templates display window to navigate through all the templates applied to the patient you are viewing.

Once the old template is removed, click the “New Template” button to add the correct age template to the patient’s chart. A window will appear asking for provider or practice ID, to access the universal templates leave these fields blank and hit OK.

The Health Maintenace Template Selection window will appear, to narrow down the available template click on the radio button for “Age/Sex”, highlight the appropriate template for the patient and hit “OK”

The best way to avoid manually updating the charts is to run the Age Health Maintenance utility.

The utility checks whether the correct age/sex template is already applied to the patient. If not, then it removes the incorrect template and applies the correct one. Data associated with the incorrect template is made historical only if the procedure does not exist in another template applied to the patient (for example, if aspirin therapy is part of the incorrect template and not the new template, but it also is part of a protocol template assigned to the patient, the aspirin therapy data will not be made historical). The utility also looks at the patient’s historical data, and makes current any data that is part of the new template but not the incorrect template.

For the utility to work, the patient must have a sex and age entered in the system, and there must be an HM template that matches the sex and age.

To use the Age Health Maintenance Templates utility, go to: Maintenance > Utilities > Health Maintenance Utilities > Age Health Maintenance Templates.

You will be asked if the database is backed up and will need to hit “Yes” to proceed. (If you do not have an automatic remote backup of your database in place please call us at 480.730.3055 to talk to us about our affordable solutions!)

A message will display letting you know the utility is processing.

Once completed you will receive the following notice:

Note: If an individual patient’s health maintenance template has been customized, then the template remains unchanged. A list of these patients is stored in a file called PRHMA.CHG. You can load this file into Windows Notepad or another editor to view and print it. You will need to fix these templates one at a time.

The Age Health Maintenance Templates utility can also be run as a freestanding utility (UpdatePatHmAgeTemplates.exe in the database directory- usually p:\ppart). You can use Windows Scheduler to run this automatically at an interval of your choice.

**We recommend running this utility once per month.

AZCOMP Technologies – the #1 eMDs reseller since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft & Lytec. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft & Lytec, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as preferred clearinghouses, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more Medisoft information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

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Be sure to call us at (877) 959-8292 for all your network and healthcare technology needs.

Aprima EHR Solutions

Introducing eMDs Aprima EHR Solutions Bridged with Medisoft

Medical practices number one objective is delivering quality care, but getting properly paid through documentation and proof is becoming more challenging. Aprima helps you do both. 

With Aprima, medical practices are being delivered the benefits they want the most. Whether that’s spending more time every day with family or away from their office, doing what they enjoy. Providers are now able to maintain and improve on their level of care and they’re also seeing 30% more patients and up to 25% increase in revenue.

Join the thousands of providers who have already made the switch to Aprima. Aprima’s solutions will boost your practice’s efficiency and bottom line to levels you never knew were possible.

Check out why Aprima through AZCOMP is Good News!

  • Providers using Aprima’s PM are managing over $2.2 billion annually in collections.
  • Aprima’s CHC solution includes all the tools your practice needs to address UDS reporting and tracking requirements, meet FQHC guidelines and bill per Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance requirements.
  • More than 55,000 people already use Aprima.
  • Improved quality of care with built in tools such as: Health Maintenance reminders, Chronic Care Management tools, Care Plan Oversight capabilities and more!
  • Commitment to taking advantage of all the incentives our customers are entitled to by meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, new requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 3, PQRS and ICD-10.
  • More freedom to be away from the office with Aprima Mobile – view and manage your patient data with more functionality than ever before, right from your tablet or mobile device.

See the Features First-Hand from our Aprima Webinar. View the Recording Here!

Contact us today to set up a full review of Aprima at (480) 730-3055 or check out our website for more information at: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/medisoft-ehr/

AZCOMP Technologies – the #1 eMDs reseller for Medisoft since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as the Medisoft preferred clearinghouse, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more information, visit our website here:  http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/medisoft-ehr/ or http://www.azcomp.com/aprima/

Be sure to call us at (877) 413-5479 for all your EHR and healthcare technology needs.

eMDs Acquires Best in KLAS EHR – Aprima

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Best in KLAS in the Small Practice EHR/PM category, Aprima is acquired by eMDs

As a partner of eMDs, AZCOMP Technologies is pleased to announce that eMDs has acquired Aprima Medical Software, Inc., a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR), practice management software (PM), and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions.

“Together, we can service a broad range of specialties and meet the evolving needs of our client partners,” said Derek Pickell, eMDs CEO. “The unique combination of our technologies and services prepares us to offer the most powerful and comprehensive portfolio of solutions available- and that means greater impact, increased productivity, and less operational burden for healthcare providers. Our bottom line is about facilitating the best patient outcomes, and together our companies clear the path for providers to do their best work while enhancing their financial strength.”

For AZCOMP Technologies, we’re excited at the opportunity to be able to include a product such as Aprima in our suite of products and services.

After 13 years in business, in 2013 we adopted our company purpose of “Empowering Small Practices to Deliver the Best Care”. We have been very proud of the product offerings we provide to our clients, such as Medisoft PM, Medisoft Clinical EHR, Lytec PM, Lytec MD EHR, NextGen Office EHR, Change Healthcare Electronic Claims, our Revenue Cycle Management services, our Managed IT Services, BillFlash electronic payments and statements, and AutoRemind appointment reminders and communications. These products have been very helpful, and will continue to bring value to the thousands of providers and other businesses that have trusted us to work with them. Having the Aprima product line to offer in addition to all these will make us that much more helpful to a wider range of clients to help them in Delivering the Best Care.

“One of my favorite things to do is to find products that will help offices be more efficient. So, we’re always looking for the holes in a practices workflow, and to find a way to help them to provide better care through the products that we endorse and offer and support” said Loree Olsen, AZCOMP Director of Business Development. “Having a product like Aprima to offer, which has so many excellent qualities and benefits will help us that much more to put our clients in a better position to thrive, and that’s exciting to us.”

At this early stage in the transition, we do not have any details about timelines for when we’ll be able to officially offer the Aprima products, or how this might impact our business. We will be notified and updated by eMDs as the integration plans of the two companies develops over time.

 

Practice Partner 11.2 EHR Earns ONC Health IT Certification

eMDs announces that Practice Partner v11.2 has earned the ONC Health IT Certification from the Drummond Group LLC

Practice Partner is an all-in-one EHR and Practice Management program offered by eMDs and sold by AZCOMP Technologies. On January 8, 2019, eMDs announced that Practice Partner achieved Office of the National Coordinator for HEalth Information Technology (ONC-Health-IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification through the an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) named Drummond Group LLC. Drummond Group LLC is a certification group, authorized to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. This certifies that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the requirements of various regulatory programs that require use of certified EHR technology.

To read more about this announcement, please visit eMDs website here: http://www.e-mds.com/news/emds-practice-partner-112-earns-onc-health-it-certification-drummond-group-llc.

AZCOMP Technologies is proud to have this certified software to provide to its customers. This is a good solution for our customers who are looking for a very stable and powerful program with a lot of customization options, and that runs on a server. Practice Partner, along with Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD, is a technology that is trusted and has been proven nationwide to help independent practices and healthcare providers to be productive, to be profitable, and most importantly helps to deliver the best care to their patients.

About AZCOMP Technologies

AZCOMP Technologies is the industry leader and expert in Practice Partner EHR, Medisoft Clinical EHR, and Lytec MD EHR software, training, support and more for independent medical practices and medical billing companies. We offer electronic health records, practice management systems, revenue cycle management solutions, fully management IT services for computers and networking, security and HIPAA compliance for physicians and medical practices and other small businesses. We have also been the #1 eMDs reseller in the nation since 2005. For more information please visit www.azcomp.com.

About eMDs

eMDs is a leading provider of healthy solutions for healthy patients, healthy practices, and healthy partners. We offer integrated electronic health records, practice management software, revenue cycle management solutions, and credentialing services for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and continually influenced by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software and services that enhance physician productivity and focus on patients with superior clinical and financial experience. eMDs software has received top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, American EHR Partners, MedScape, and Black Book. For more information please visit www.emds.com.

Meaningful Use in 2016

Don’t miss out on what’s happening in 2016 with Meaningful Use!

Providers that wait until 2016 to review what they need to be doing for meaningful use in 2016 may miss the mark!

Remember that unless you are in your first year of participating in the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use), providers will be required to attest for the entire calendar year of 2016. Since there are certain measures that require providers to attest that the functionality was enabled the entire reporting period, there is a high risk to missing the mark. It’s all or none when it comes to meaningful use, therefore we are encouraging providers to take time to review the changes and make sure you are on track well before January 1st. Providers that wait may find it is too late!

Get Started before January 1st!

A great resource to review is this recently released overview document of what has changed in the program and what is REQUIRED in 2016:

Providers are also encouraged to keep supporting documentation at the beginning of the reporting period (January 1st) for yes/no attestation measures, for more information review the Supporting Documentation for Audit Tipsheet from CMS.

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Let us help you along the way. We have many resources available on our blog to help answer questions about the EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use. Click here to find previous articles.

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Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare/Medicaid programs are constantly changing, and it is the sole responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of  program requirements by consulting the authorities and documentation found directly at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html

New Meaningful Use Guide for 2015

New Meaningful Use Guide for 2015

This notice is intended for McKesson Practice Choice Users participating in the EHR Incentive Program.

In response to the recent changes to the Meaningful Use Program (Modified Stage 2), McKesson has released a 2015 Meaningful Use Attestation Guide. This guide is intended to be a companion to information on CMS site as well as details in McKesson Practice Choice’s online Help for past reporting years.

Here’s a preview of what will be discussed in this guide:

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You can access the guide by Clicking Here.

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Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare/Medicaid programs are constantly changing, and it is the sole responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of  program requirements by consulting the authorities and documentation found directly at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html

New WebView Setting – Patients Can Only View Lab Results or Notes AFTER Signed by Doctor

There is a new setting in WebView that stops patients from seeing lab results and notes BEFORE the provider.

This is an announcement for all users of Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD. You can now set up WebView so that patients will not be able to view lab results or the notes in WebView until after the provider has reviewed and signed them.

If you have upgraded to version 11 of Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD, there is a patch available that will turn off viewing of unsigned lab results and notes.

To add this setting, do this:

  1. Make sure that all of your patches are up to date.
    1. To keep your patches up to date, review this User’s Guide.
    2. Or, if you have a support contract with AZCOMP, we’d be happy to help out with this. Give us a call.
  2. Add the following highlighted settings to the WebView section of the ppart.ini file.

[Webview]

Installed=OFF

TimeToSendEmailToPatCons=1200A

ViewUnsignedNotes=OFF

ViewUnsignedLabs=OFF

If you need any assistance in completing any part of this, please contact the AZCOMP support department and we’ll be happy to help you out. Contact us at (888) 799-4777.

 

Congress Passes Historic Medicare Reform

Bipartisan Bill Headed to President’s Desk for Signature

(The content of this post is from a letter received from McKesson on April 15, 2015 as a McKesson Public Affairs ALERT.)

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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2 which reforms the Medicare physician payment system, helps slow healthcare cost growth, and extends healthcare coverage for children. The measure also passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 392 to 37. The President plans to sign the bill.

The passage of these critical reforms is both substantively and politically important.  The measure avoids the threat of draconian cuts to Medicare providers. Politically, the bipartisan negotiating process and the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote show that in the newly controlled Republican Congress both parties can work together to get things done.

McKesson has advocated for these Medicare reforms in recent years and strongly supports this measure as it will have a positive impact on our physician customers and business partners.

What is the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)?

Medicare payments to physicians are determined under a formula, commonly referred to as the “Sustainable Growth Rate” (SGR).  SGR was first passed into law in 1997 and intended to control physician spending by linking it to the nation’s economic growth.  The formula has called for reductions in physician payment rates since 2002, but Congress has spent nearly $150 billion in 17 short term patches to avoid the cuts.  The most recent patch was to expire on March 31st.  If Congress hadn’t acted, providers would have received a 21% reimbursement rate cut in April.

For several years, a bipartisan group of legislators had been working to permanently reform the SGR formula, but an agreement had proved politically elusive.  However, a few weeks ago, Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi announced they had reached a deal.

What Does the Bill Do?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) returns certainty to Medicare reimbursement, incentivizes quality and value, slows the growth of health care spending, and extends health coverage for children.  Specifically, the bill:

  • Reforms the Medicare physician payment system by providing a 0.5% annual increase for Medicare providers for the next four years;
  • Transitions to an incentive-based payment system in 2019 with potential for increased payment rates for providers participating in alternative payment models based on patient outcomes;
  • Requires Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to be interoperable by 2018 and prohibits providers from deliberately blocking information sharing with other EHR vendor products;
  • Extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers for an additional two years, and
  • Extends for six months a moratorium on enforcement of the “two-midnight” rule for short inpatient hospital stays.

What Does This Mean for McKesson Customers?

The guaranteed payment increase over the next four years will introduce mid-term stability and predictability for Medicare providers before they are transitioned to a new value-based system. The bill also supports providers as they navigate participation in alternative payment models, with the potential for increased reimbursement rates.

Though hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers will only see a base pay increase of 1% in 2018, about half of the increase without passage of the legislation, they largely backed the bill. In a letter, the American Hospital Association commended Congress for delaying cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program an additional year, until 2018, and extending the partial enforcement delay on Medicare’s “two-midnight” policy for an additional 6 months.

This bill is also good news for hospitals, clinics, and providers who treat children enrolled in the CHIP program; without the two year extension, approximately two million children would lose access to healthcare, and more than eight million children could lose access to specialty care.

Finally, the bill requires EHRs to be interoperable by 2018 and prohibits providers from deliberately blocking information sharing with other EHR vendor products.  It also leverages EHRs for quality reporting and requires the exchange of healthcare information to manage patient care across care settings.

For More Information

To read more about this legislation, see the official House Energy and Commerce Committee detailed summary here.

REMINDER: Final Surescripts Compliance Deadline

This is a reminder of the Surescripts 10.6 Sunset Policy for Routing and Medication History

If you are currently using an older version of Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD, and if you plan to continue to send Routing (New e-prescriptions and Refill Requests), Medication History, or Eligibility transactions, you have until June 30th, 2015 to upgrade to an EMR that is compliant with the Surescripts 10.6 protocol.

The compliant versions of EMR that we have available for you are Practice Partner v11.0, Medisoft Clinical v19 SP1, and Lytec MD 2014 SP1.  No previous versions of Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD are/will be compliant with the Surescripts requirement.

The Surescripts 10.6 Protocol

The Surescripts 10.6 Sunset Policy for Routing and Medication History is that Surescripts will reject all pre 10.6 or 4010 transactions starting on July 1, 2015.  Users of Medisoft Clinical, Lytec MD and Practice Partner EMR systems have until June 30th, 2015 to upgrade to one of the compliant EMR versions.

Reminder About ICD-10

In addition to the Surescripts requirement, ICD-10 is still scheduled to be implemented in October 1, 2015.  Practices using older versions of Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD will need to be on these same updated releases in order to be ready for ICD-10.  So even if you are not affected or using e-prescribing, but continuing to use older versions, those versions will not support ICD-10 coding on October 1, 2015.

Please contact us at (888) 799-4777 if you have any questions or need any help on this matter.

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for healthcare providers. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare/Medicaid programs are constantly changing, and it is the sole responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of  program requirements by consulting the authorities and directly from their the source 

 

CQM News Flash for Medisoft Clinical, LytecMD, & Practice Partner Users!

McKesson released the following letter on January 16, 2015:

This letter provides information regarding the current capability of Practice Partner® v11.0 as it relates to submission of the following reports:

  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 
  • Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) reports 
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI) reports

McKesson certified Practice Partner v11.0 with the Office of the National Coordinator for HealthCare IT (ONC) is using a tool called Cypress. Cypress is one of the rigorous and repeatable testing tools used by ONC to certify Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and EHR modules in calculating performance metric reports and Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently indicated the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) file format certified previously with Cypress is not the layout they accept. The QRDA format that CMS accepts is the combined format for CQM, CPCI and PQRS. Therefore, McKesson needs to make modifications to Practice Partner v11.0 to allow for the required format that CMS will accept for PQRS reporting.

McKesson is working diligently with CMS to understand the changes needed in Practice Partner v11.0 in order to provide our customers the ability to report on PQRS measures via CEHRT. To date, we have successfully registered for QualityNet and we are conducting focused testing and certification on the QRDA file format to help ensure that the changes made meet CMS requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Until this testing is complete, customers will not be able to submit CQM data electronically.

There are 64 possible Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) reports required for Stage 2 certification. These same measures are valid for PQRS submission. Practice Partner currently provides 38 of these reports, with another five that will be released in January 2015, bringing the total number to 43. These 43 measures should cover the majority of primary care and specialty requirements. Additional measures will be considered in the future road map based on request, but currently there are no additional CQM reports slated to be added.

For practices participating in the CPCI program, please watch for future notification on how to attest manually for this incentive program.

We will continue to provide updates with our progress as it relates to the above information.

Sincerely,

Tom Reinecke
Director – Product Management
Business Performance Services

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What does this mean for Medisoft Clinical / LytecMD / Practice Partner Users?

Users that are participating in the EHR Incentive Program can meet the requirements for Meaningful Use by selecting to report CQM data through attestation. This will satisfy the requirements for Meaningful Use, however it will not satisfy the requirements for the PQRS program.

With this announcement it is imperative that Practices that have not already submitted PQRS data for 2014 make proper arrangements to do so.

Facts about PQRS:

  • Providers can earn a Bonus payment of 0.5% of their total estimated Medicare Part B allowed charges by reporting PQRS data for 2014.
  • There is a 2% payment adjustment/penalty that will be deducted from all Medicare Part B payments for services provided in 2016 if providers do not satisfactorily report PQRS for 2014.
  • The deadline to submit PQRS data for 2014 is February 28, 2015.

There are several ways to report PQRS data for 2014 including:

  1. Claims Based Reporting:
    Requires appropriate G codes for 9 individual measures to have been billed on Medicare Part B Claims for 50% of applicable patients for the entire calendar year of 2014
  2. Qualified Registry Reporting: 
    Option A: Choose 1 Measure group to report 20 applicable patients
    – 12 Month OR 6 Month Reporting Period)
    – At least 11 patients must be Medicare patients
    Option B: Choose 9 Individual Measures aross 3 NQS Domains for at least 50% of Medicare patients to whom the individual measures apply.
    – 12 Month Reporting Period
    List of 2014 Qualified Registries
  3. Direct EHR Reporting:
    Report on 9 Individual Measures across 3 NQS Domains for applicable patients for a 12 Month Reporting Period.
    – In 2014 CMS is allowing providers to single report quality measures to PQRS for the entire year (12 Month reporting period) and have it qualify for the CQM requirement under Meaningful Use. However, because the 2014 CEHRT versions of Medisoft Clinical/LytecMD/Practice Partner (v11) were not released until after the start of the year, and due to the fact that many of the measures require configuration or changes to documentation in order to capture the data in a manner that will produce numbers on the CQM reports, it is unlikely that any providers will have a full year’s worth of data in their CQM reports. In addition, the announcement cited above from McKesson confirms that direct EHR Reporting is not available at this time.
  4. EHR Reporting via Data Submission Vendor:
    Report on 9 Individual Measures across 3 NQS Domains for applicable patients for a 12 Month Reporting Period.
    – McKesson is not currently partnered with any Data Submission Vendors, however, there may be Data Submission Vendors that are compatible with Medisoft Clinical/LytecMD/Practice Partner as a third party solution. Providers are responsible for working directly with third party vendors to report via this method.
    – Data Submission Vendors require the applicable data to be recorded in a structured manner for the entire 12 month reporting period in order for them to accurately export and report the data on the providers behalf.
  5. Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR):
    Report on 9 Individual Measures across 3 NQS Domains for applicable patients for a 12 Month Reporting Period.
    – McKesson is not currently partnered with any QCDRs, however there may be QCDRs that are compatible with Medisoft Clinical/Lytec MD/Practice Partner as a third party solution. Providers are responsible for working directly with third party vendors to report via this method. 2014 Certified QCDRs List

For practices that did not report PQRS data through claims in 2014 we are recommending Qualified Registry Reporting. While AZCOMP has no direct experience with any of the Registries, and therefore cannot endorse any specific registry, we have found sites such as MDInteractive.com that have made the process for reporting PQRS simple. For example, if providers qualify to report under a measure group then MDInteractive.com has a worksheet (usually 1-2 pages with 9 or fewer questions) that only need to be filled out for a total of 20 applicable patients (11 must be Medicare). We have heard that the entire process generally takes an office 4-6 hours to identify the patients, fill out the worksheets and enter the information into the registry. For specific questions regarding registry reporting please contact the registry of your choice directly as AZCOMP does not directly support registry reporting.

For Questions Regarding the PQRS program contact the QualityNet Help Desk

  • Available Monday – Friday; 7:00 AM–7:00 PM CST
  • General CMS Physician Quality Reporting System Incentive Program information
  • Portal password issues
  • Feedback report availability and access
  • PQRI-IACS registration questions
  • PQRI-IACS login issues

Phone: 1-866-288-8912

TTY: 1-877-715-6222

Email: Qnetsupport@hcqis.org

 

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the EHR Incentive program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the EHR Incentive program requirements.