The Greater Hudson Valley Health System Partners with SpectraMedix for CMS PQRS Quality Reporting

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

East Windsor, NJ — December 7, 2015 — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) has chosen SpectraMedix’s PQRS Solution, which is part of the eMeasures360™ Platform, to report Patient Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures for its over 100 hospital-based eligible professionals (EP). The SpectraMedix PQRS Solution will enable GHVHS to capture patient data for PQRS measure calculation, improve quality and report results to CMS to avoid PQRS financial penalties and gain Value-based Payment Modifier (VBPM) incentives.

“PQRS reporting can be highly complex and time consuming,” said Mary Ellen Crittenden, RN, MS, CPHQ, Senior Administrator of Quality, Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “The SpectraMedix PQRS Solution streamlines the entire process, from data collection to performance analysis to final reporting, positioning us to achieve optimal results with less internal resource allocation.”

“I am delighted GHVHS has chosen SpectraMedix as their PQRS partner,” said Raj Lakhanpal, MD, FACEP, Chief Executive Officer, SpectraMedix. “The end-to-end Physician Quality Reporting Process that our Solution and integrated services provide, including ongoing tracking for performance improvement, will allow GHVHS to accurately and effectively extract PQRS data from their practice management system and report to CMS.”

SpectraMedix will initially work with GHVHS to collect sample data and provide a PQRS Readiness Assessment Report. The Assessment will enable the GHVHS 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. Measures also can be aligned with other quality initiatives such as PCMH and the Million Hearts® initiative.

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 The Greater Hudson Valley Health System

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. It is currently the active parent company for two member hospitals – Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center. The GHVHS is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care. Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, the GHVHS was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes the GHVHS one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area.


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