Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced that as of March 31, 2017, it submitted a total of 3,438 providers’ 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The majority were submitted via the company’s PQRS qualified registry.
Approximately 95 percent of the clients whose data were submitted met the PQRS minimum requirements. Using Modernizing Medicine’s flagship solution, EMA™, the company’s cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) system, physicians entered patient data into the native iPad application at the point of care, and then the EHR system calculated the PQRS measure data automatically. EMA’s built-in PQRS functionality saved time by eliminating the need for physicians or staff to enter data into third party systems for submission.
“Having PQRS functionality in EMA helped lower unnecessary administrative burdens for doctors and their practices, reducing physician burnout,” shares Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, co-founder and chief medical officer at Modernizing Medicine. “At each clinical encounter, physicians could view measures that patients were eligible for without extra clicks, based on an algorithm using underlying structured data, and adjust performance criteria as medically indicated. Our high PQRS success rate serves as a testament to Modernizing Medicine’s focus on improving quality and efficiency.”
Since before the advent of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Modernizing Medicine also offered advisory services to assist physicians and their practices in meeting the requirements of Meaningful Use and PQRS. Providers utilizing Modernizing Medicine’s Meaningful Use Safeguard Services (MUSS) and PQRS Coaching, and those using gMed’s gAdvisor services, showed outstanding success:
- Meaningful Use Safeguard Services (MUSS): 96.6 percent success rate
- PQRS Coaching: 100 percent success rate
- gAdvisor: 99.5 percent success rate for clients using gGastro™ by gMed, a Modernizing Medicine company
PQRS will not be continued in 2017, and has been replaced by MIPS. Modernizing Medicine’s strong track record helps bolster its leadership position by supporting clients’ compliance mandates with its new MIPS qualified registry. Similar to the technology that led to client’s PQRS success rates, the system also enables providers to enter data once and submit to CMS without leaving EMA. This follows announcements made earlier this year that not only is EMA among one of the first EHR systems to include built in MIPS intelligence, but that the platform is supported by advisory service options and the modmed Pledge™.
“The MIPS automation built into EMA captures the required data for CMS reporting without difficulty and I’m even able to view my score in real-time,” shared Randy Burks, MD, FACS, of Ophthalmology Consultants. “EMA has made what seems like an overwhelming process quite simple.”
Modernizing Medicine continues to improve its next generation EHR system, suite of solutions and the knowledge of its expert advisors to help providers meet or exceed reporting requirements. For more information, visit www.modmed.com/valuebasedcare.
About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® and its affiliated companies empower physicians with suites of mobile, specialty-specific solutions that transform how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Built for value-based healthcare, Modernizing Medicine’s data-driven, touch- and cloud-based products and services are programmed by a team that includes practicing physicians to meet the unique needs of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery, rheumatology and urology practices, as well as ambulatory surgery centers. For more information, please visit www.modmed.com. Connect with Modernizing Medicine on our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Modernizing Medicine is a member of CommonWell Health Alliance.*
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