Doctor's Quality Reporting Network Eases Quality Reporting to CMS

Volume: 2017

Issue: 10

Date: 10/2/2017

Time is slipping away for healthcare providers to meet the requirements of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2017. The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) is uniquely positioned to work with physicians to streamline reporting for practices.
KHIN has launched the new Doctor's Quality Reporting Network, a service that can ease the burden associated with quality reporting through a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR). KHIN applied to be a QCDR because the KHIN exchange already has much of the data necessary for reporting quality measures, advancing care information and improvement activities for our physician practices.
The Doctor's Quality Reporting Network is CMS-approved to submit data for 21 Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). The measures, certified by the National Quality Care Association and ONC, are standardized and intended to provide reliable indicators of high quality patient care. The metrics cover management of chronic diseases, preventive care screening, use of appropriate medications and overall cost of care reductions. The indicators are required elements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Quality Payment Programs initiated this year.
What you need to know to have KHIN prepare and submit your 2017 quality reports to the registry:

Step 1 is an introductory call to discuss obtaining a patient list from the eligible clinician or group for the reporting period of Jan 1 – current. The patient list includes anyone who has had an office visit since Jan. 1. Doctor's Quality Reporting Network will then run the quality measures for either one physician or the practice. When the reports are ready, an interactive webinar will be scheduled to review the report and determine next steps, including submission of 2017 measures to CMS by the Doctor's Quality Reporting Network.
If you choose to have the Doctor's Quality Reporting Network submit the eCQM quality measures on your behalf, you will receive a purchase order for the QCDR service fee of $285/per submission, which includes the KaMMCO Health Solutions dashboards. There is a reduced fee if your practice has already purchased the dashboards.  
Please contact Dr. Laura McCrary for more information.