May 17, 2018

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Approves IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry

Frisco, Texas (May 17, 2018) – IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen, has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2018 calendar year. As part of this program, IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions can submit quality metrics on behalf of providers as part of MIPS or other value-based reimbursement models. IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions’ approval as a QCDR highlights the company’s commitment to bringing solutions to market that help practices grow, manage through change and provide the highest quality patient care.

As a CMS-approved QCDR, IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions can now complete the collection and submission of quality measure data on behalf of Eligible Professionals (EPs) directly from an electronic health record (EHR) system. EPs who satisfactorily meet certain measures can submit their data through the QCDR and earn a payment adjustment based on evidence-based, quality data. This process mitigates the reporting burden on the practice, which allows more time for providing care.

“As the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based care models, accurate and timely data reporting is essential for providers to remain viable, but it also creates a burden on staff,” said Susan Weidner, senior vice president at IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions. “We are proud to be one of the leading organizations that can help providers overcome this barrier and receive accurate reimbursement for the high-quality care they provide.”

To support the MIPS QCDR program, IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions’ Quality Reporting Engagement Group will oversee the process to compile and submit the provider’s data via the QCDR.  This includes an automated data exchange from a provider’s EHR, calculation of each measure as relevant to the provider type, file generation and submission to CMS. This group is certified in Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR) and comprised of HIPAA Compliance Officers and a MACRA-certified project manager. The team has conducted more than 125 successful CMS audits with a 100 percent success rate, approximately 6,000 successful MU attestations and more than 4,000 successful PQRS submissions.

The QCDR reporting option is different from a traditional registry or an EMR system because it is not limited to Medicare patient data; it operates across all payers. In addition, the QCDR can host “non-MIPS” measures approved by CMS for reporting, which are more relevant to the specialty associated with the eligible clinician, and therefore, professionals achieve a better performance rating.

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