Auburn Community Hospital Chooses SpectraMedix as CMS PQRS Quality Reporting Partner

 

The SpectraMedix PQRS Solution will support ACH and its hospital-based physicians through the entire PQRS quality reporting process

East Windsor, NJ — January 25, 2016 — Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) has chosen SpectraMedix’s PQRS Solution, which is part of the eMeasures360™ Platform, to report Patient Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures for their 50 hospital-based eligible professionals (EP). The SpectraMedix PQRS Solution will enable ACH to capture patient data for PQRS measures calculation, improve quality and report results to CMS to avoid PQRS financial penalties and gain Value-based Payment Modifier (VBPM) incentives.

“PQRS measures reporting is a new endeavor for us as our hospital-based eligible professionals did not have to report in the past,” said Ann E. Doran, Vice President, Quality Management, Auburn Community Hospital. “SpectraMedix provides a one-stop PQRS Solution for data collection, measures calculation and analytics, and results submission that will guide us through the entire reporting process.

“I am excited that Auburn has chosen SpectraMedix as their PQRS partner,” said Raj Lakhanpal, MD, FACEP, Chief Executive Officer, SpectraMedix. “Our eMeasures360™ solution ,along with integrated services, provides an end to end Physician Quality Reporting Process which will enable ACH to easily extract PQRS data from their electronic record systems and report to CMS. The system also facilitates ongoing tracking for performance improvement.”

SpectraMedix will initially work with ACH to collect sample data and provide a PQRS Readiness Assessment Report. The Assessment will enable the Auburn Community Hospital and SpectraMedix teams to validate data availability and accuracy, remediate any gaps, and select measures to report that satisfy PQRS requirements and also could provide an upward Physician Value-based Modifier payment adjustment.

The SpectraMedix PQRS Solution enables Ambulatory Practices and Hospitals to:

  • Collect and consolidate data from all available sources including EHRs, claims and other practice management systems
  • Assess data availability and accuracy for PQRS measure calculation and reporting
  • Calculate and report (PQRS) for hospital- and practice-based specialties

EPs that do not report PQRS measures in 2015 are subject to a 2% payment reduction, plus an additional Value-based Modifier reduction of 2% or 4% on their Medicare Physician Fee Payments in 2017.

The SpectraMedix PQRS Solution leverages a comprehensive Measures Database which includes over 200 PQRS measures for reporting through a QCDR or Qualified Registry partner, or directly to CMS using electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). eMeasures360™ is ONC 2014 Edition Certified to report all 64 EP eCQMs and also all 29 hospital eCQMs. The Solution also provides measure drill-downs to help leadership, providers and analysts evaluate performance and take action to improve quality.

About SpectraMedix

SpectraMedix’s state of the art solutions enable hospitals and ambulatory care providers to improve performance and outcomes while transitioning to pay for performance and risk-based payment models. The SpectraMedix 360 platform for clinical data collection and aggregation, quality measure compliance, real-time data visualization and predictive modeling provides a suite of products that includes eMeasures360 for quality measures calculation and reporting, and identifying gaps in care; PredictiveCare360 for facilitating risk-based initiatives that leverage real-time data at the individual patient and population levels; and AccountableCare360 for collecting, analyzing, sharing and reporting data for the ACO measure set. SpectraMedix is also a leader in the integration, transformation and utilization of healthcare data for quality initiatives, and to create opportunities for performance improvement.

 

About Auburn Community Hospital

Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) is a not-for-profit, 99-bed acute care facility serving a population of approximately 80,000. Our mission is to provide compassionate quality care to our community. Over 95% of the physicians on staff are board certified in at least one specialty.ACH is the sole provider of acute and general hospital services in Cayuga County and the surrounding areas, located in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. Founded in 1878 by a group of community-minded individuals who recognized the growing health care needs of Auburn and Cayuga County, the original 13-bed hospital was called Auburn City Hospital, located at the current site on Lansing Street.

For more information, please contact:

SpectraMedix Nathan Brown 609-336-7733 x308 nathan.brown@spectramedix.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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