“We are thrilled to again see CMS recognize metrics that impact true quality of care for our target provider audience” – Dr Doug Jorgensen, Patient360 Founder and CEO
Bowdoin, Maine (PRWEB)
June 07, 2017
In partnership with the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA), Patient360, LLC (P360) has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). This marks the second year of QCDR status for P360 and the tenth year for P360 as a CMS vetted Qualified Registry (QR). QCDRs are one of the conduits through which providers are evaluated under MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Under MIPS, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) financially motivates providers to participate by allowing providers to share in a bonus (e.g., in 2016 as much as 30%) for top performance or struggle with payment withholds set to reach 9% by 2022.
As a QCDR, P360 successfully created seven (7) new measures to benefit their targeted client-base in osteopathy, physiatry, physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R), pain, orthopedics, anesthesia, chiropractic, occupational/physical therapy, and podiatry.
Despite the more than 270 existing MIPS measures, the above specialties struggled to find measures well-suited to optimize their patients’ outcomes and providers’ clinical performance. By focusing on the above specialties with more relevant measure criteria, optimal measure results directly correlate to improved patient outcomes all while saving the system money.
QCDRs like MOA/P360 provide real time and regular reporting around quality and performance. This more frequent reporting allows participating providers/groups the ability to regularly and frequently modify regimens and/or modalities of care to elevate patient outcomes…