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MediSYS Leverages Alpha II Registry to Improve Quality Measure Reporting for Providers

MediSYS Leverages Alpha II Registry to Improve Quality Measure Reporting for Providers Integrated, web-based quality reporting service will provide MediSYS customers compliant reporting for improved quality, efficiency of care TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January 31, 2017 – Alpha II, LLC, a leading developer of software platforms, software as a service and publications that support the healthcare revenue cycle, announced today it has signed an agreement with MediSYS to offer its Alpha II Registry to successfully collect…
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MediSYS is a PQRS/CQM Data Submission Vendor (DSV): FREE service offered to MediSYS EHR clients!

MediSYS is a PQRS/CQM Data Submission Vendor (DSV): FREE service offered to MediSYS EHR clients! As a Data Submission Vendor (DSV), MediSYS will gather clinical quality data from our 2014 Certified MediSYS EHR and submit this information on the provider’s behalf to CMS for the program year specified. While others vendors are charging extra fees for this service, MediSYS offers this service FREE to all MediSYS EHR clients participating in PQRS and also submitting CQMs…
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PQRS – Informal Review Process for 2016 Negative Payment Adj

ATTN PQRS REPORTERS: If you DID NOT satisfactorily report PQRS in 2014, then CMS will apply a NEGATIVE payment adjustment to qualifying providers & groups during the calendar year 2016. September 9, 2015 through December 16, 2015 – PQRS Informal Review Process  (NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED) Qualifying providers/groups that believe they were incorrectly assessed during the 2014 reporting period for the 2016 negative payment adjustment may submit an informal review now until 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec….
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Reminder about Upcoming Industry Deadlines

Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption – Deadline is July 1 Medicare eligible professionals who did not successfully meet Meaningful Use in 2014 have until July 1st, 2015 to file a 2016 hardship exemption to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment. The 2016 hardship exemption application and instructions can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html In order to file a hardship exemption, eligible professionals must show proof of a circumstance beyond their control and clearly outline how those circumstances greatly impaired their ability to…
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Are you Eligible to Participate in PQRS?

The CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a program in which eligible professionals (EPs) report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services provided to Medicare Part B Patients. EPs are encouraged to satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered professional services through incentive payments (concluding in 2014) and payment adjustments for not satisfactorily reporting data on quality measures (starting in 2015). EPs will be subject to a payment adjustment…
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Countdown to PQRS Penalty Deadline (December 31, 2013)

Until the PQRS Penalty Deadline (December 31, 2013)   To avoid the 1.5% PQRS Penalty (which will be levied in 2015), all Medicare providers (regardless of participation in other CMS incentive programs or even if you do not have an EHR) must satisfy one of the follow criteria before December 31st, 2013. Successfully report for the 2013 PQRS Incentive criteria (OR) Submit at least 1 valid PQRS measure via claims, participating registry, or participating/qualified Electronic…
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PQRS Program Update – Measure #235 Claims Error

Information from PQRS email: CMS has recently identified an error related to the submission of Measure #235, “Hypertension: Plan of Care,” for the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System.  “Hypertension: Plan of Care” is a claims/registry measure with G-codes that are inactive due to an error found on the HCPCS tape.  Consequently, this has resulted in claims containing the G-codes associated with the measure being rejected by the carrier/MACs or denied.   The codes G8675, G8676,…
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